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  • Work has been completed on the new building to house the Trelawny parish offices of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).
  • Chief Executive Officer of RADA, Lenworth Fulton, said once the utility services have been connected the building will be officially opened.
  • The office complex, located at the Hague Showground near Falmouth, will house some 22 RADA staff.

Work has been completed on the new building to house the Trelawny parish offices of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).

Chief Executive Officer of RADA, Lenworth Fulton, said once the utility services have been connected the building will be officially opened.

“We have to wait for the connection of water … electricity…and we are now waiting on the connection of telephone service. After that we will set a date… to open the building,” he told JIS News.

The office complex, located at the Hague Showground near Falmouth, will house some 22 RADA staff. The two-storey reinforced concrete building, constructed at a cost of approximately $70 million, will also accommodate the offices of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), National Land Agency (NLA), and the 4-H Movement.

Mr. Fulton said with these offices located under one roof, farmers of Trelawny and adjoining parishes can be assured of better service.

Former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the late Hon. Roger Clarke, signed the contract and broke ground for the construction of new RADA Trelawny parish offices on July 18, 2013.

It is expected that over 10,000 farmers in the western region will benefit from the services, which will be offered at the new facility.