Thursday 26 April, 2018

G2K says Spencer's RADA comments 'misconstrued', wants him to clarify

Rudyard Spencer

Rudyard Spencer

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is asking State Minister, Rudyard Spencer, to clarify controversial comments he recently made on the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).   

While speaking at a meeting in Bellfield, Manchester, Spencer addressed the topic of inefficiencies at RADA. However, recent reports have accused him of promising increased assistance to JLP supporters.

In a news release,  G2K President, Stephen Edwards said it is important for Spencer to clarify the situation "so that his statements are not further misconstrued". 

"It is a well-known fact that RADA has systematic problems that have affected all stakeholders for many years, which is a situation that must be addressed," Edwards said.

"If you listen to the recording of Minister Spencer’s address you will find that there is no mention of any increased benefits. Since the wrong impression may have been given it is important for Minister Spencer to clarify the reports in the media,” G2K President, Stephen Edwards.

Michael Stern was appointed Board Chairman of RADA in August 2017. Generation 2000 remains confident in his ability to guide RADA towards a state of efficiency and equity that will benefit all stakeholders, regardless of affiliation. The organization also calls on Minister Spencer to provide clarity to the misconstrued statements.

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