New contract on way, says Lashley
A?NEW?CONTRACT to govern the relationship between the Transport Board and the vehicle repair firm, United Commercial Autoworks Ltd (UCAL), will soon be negotiated.
One of the aims will be the protection of the revenues of the board, says Michael?Lashley, Minister of Transport and Works. He was speaking to the WEEKEND NATION during a site visit of the The Adopt-a-Kilometre Project on the ABC Highway on Wednesday.
This new contractural arrangement is coming against the background of a rocky relationship between the Transport Board and UCAL with the latter saying the state-owned agency owes it millions of dollars.
Lashley said there had been no written contract between the two entities for seven years.
“That [contract] expired since 2007 so it now falls upon me to negotiate a written contract to the benefit of both parties and to ensure that the taxpayers of Barbados are protected and that the Transport Board can carry out its mandate according to the act.”