The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) representative for Christ Church West Central, Adrian Forde, has accused the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Stephen Lashley, of ignoring economic and social issues of his constituents.
“He is being called the $10 tennis court man, where his answer to the plight of residents is to put a tennis court left, right and centre,” Forde said during a tour of the constituency yesterday.
“A tennis court does not create jobs, it doesn’t create opportunities, it doesn’t put money in people’s pockets.”
Forde also accused Lashley of being an absentee representative.
“We are dissatisfied in this constituency. The people of this constituency have a clear vision and it can only be provided by a representative that cares and that does not use them as a Trojan horse to ride in and out as he pleases.”
Forde said the people of Christ Church West Central lack confidence in the Freundel Stuart Administration because of its failure to deliver on a promise that Barbadians would be able to own Government-sponsored homes.
“They are obviously upset that to own their own houses has become a nightmare under the Democratic Labour Party,” said Forde.