Former President of the Incorporated Master Builders Association, IMAJ, Carvel Stewart is raising concerns over plans announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to pursue policy changes to ensure contractors deliver value for money.
The Prime Minister made the announcement while addressing a handing over ceremony for a house in Ewarton St Catherine at the weekend.
He says Jamaica will never achieve efficiency in the construction sector until contractors’ performance becomes a serious consideration in the bidding process.
But former President of the Incorporated Master Builders Association of Jamaica, Carvel Stewart, says the government only complains about poor performance in the sector when it involves locals.
He says there’s no such complaint against the Chinese contractors whose work he describes as atrocious.
Stewart says there’s no need to implement new policies which govern contractors’ performance as that mechanism is already being implemented.
Carvel Stewart, former President of the Incorporated Master Builders Association, speaking with Nationwide News.