When the RDA was established last year, it was intended to support the government to execute the plans identified in its Recovery & Development Plan following the 2017 hurricanes.
The RDA’s role is to, among other things, raise funds, build capacity and execute projects smarter, stronger and greener.
However, Fraser has argued that the RDA has not executed any major projects to fulfil its mandate to date.
Addressing the issue at the recent sitting of the House of Assembly, Fraser said: “I am one of those people when it (the RDA) came up, I opposed it. It came up, it was established, now it is not getting the chance it needs because here it is still not doing what it was intended to do.”
Fraser, in the meantime, said the agency has spent millions thus far on operational costs.
“A total of $2.9 million has been expended for the year. You telling me that we brought in a Chief Executive Officer and paying him over $300,000 a year to run an operation to pick-up garbage from around the territory? That’s what they did. They had some trucks out there to pick-up garbage from around the territory.”
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