Disaster Reconstruction Authority Executive Chairman Alex Storr.
By EARYEL BOWLEG
Tribune Staff Reporter
DISASTER Reconstruction Authority executive chairman Alex Storr said the Small Homes Repairs Programme has to date repaired about 50 of a targeted 200 homes.
He said officials are also working on a joint venture with a private company to provide rental units in Abaco to alleviate housing challenges.
He spoke to reporters after a Progressive Liberal Party press conference.
He said officials are focusing on repairing homes in Grand Bahama and Abaco generally, not any particular segment of the islands. He said their focus is needs-based.
He also said officials met police this week as authorities continue investigating matters related to the authority’s operations under the Minnis administration.
He said the purchase order system previously used was flawed.
“We found that there were a lot of things missing,” he said, adding officials have improved procedures.
“That has allowed us to now more efficiently use the donations and taxpayer funds that we have come in, and we have now ramped up home repair programmes on both Grand Bahama and Abaco and providing relief for those that have been crying out.”