PAC says insufficient funding is being allocated for farm road rehabilitation

by February 5th, 2020

Members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, PAC, have accused the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, RADA, of allocating insufficient funds for the rehabilitation of farm roads across the island.

The claim was made at today’s (Feb 5) PAC meeting, where at least two members raised concern that the poor outcome of roads is as a result of the insufficient budgets, which lead to poor work.

Speaking at today’s meeting, PAC member Everald Warmington said insufficient allocations for rehabilitation work is a major issue at RADA.

He stated that allocating a maximum of six or seven million dollars for a roadway is not sufficient.

His position was supported by member Mikael Phillips, who noted that in his experience the six million dollar allocation from RADA is indeed insufficient in some cases.