Damani Tabor, public relations officer for the United Progressive Party (UPP), says the Gaston Browne Administration should move earnestly to fix the Government’s run-down infrastructure.
At present, several of its major buildings are in a dilapidated state and in urgent need of repair. This has influenced the Government’s decision to relocate a number of its agencies, including police stations and the St. John’s and All Saints Magistrates Courts.
Now, the Development Control Authority (DCA) is being moved from its current location at the Transport Board Building.
This move, reportedly, is on account of what is described as a “troubling and unhealthy situation” with sections of the spaces the DCA now occupies.
The Cabinet says that “arrangements are being made to rent or lease another property during the interim until the ceiling and walls of the building are repaired.”
This will further increase the Government’s expenditure, since quite a bit of money is already being spent on rent, a source says.
Tabor says the Administration needs to conduct maintenance work on its buildings to prevent them from falling into disrepair.
Meanwhile, the building that usually houses the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) reportedly is still undergoing repairs, and is therefore not yet ready for occupancy, officials say.