Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Mia Mottley has called on the Minister responsible for Housing Denis Kellman to spend more time doing his job and less time on call-in programmes.
“If he was spending less time on the call-in programmes and in Moon Town he would know that somebody needs to be held for this massive wastage of money and those persons should perhaps be spending time at Dodds rather than walking around Barbados freely today,” Mottley said.
The BLP Leader was making reference to the unoccupied lots at the Parish Land Development in St Philip.
Speaking to a group of journalists in the area on Saturday during a BLP ‘rubbing shoulders’ event, Mottley highlighted how the housing project which was launched in 2010 was left to rot and decay seven years later.
“You cannot have houses shut up for five years, six years and expect that people can find these houses functional,” she said.
“This Parish Land Development was about contracts, it was not about the supplying of housing. If it was about supplying of housing it would be full of little children, cars and all kinds of people but this was designed to supply contracts before the last election and empty it stands today,” Mottley added.