A Disaster Recovery Working Group has been created to spearhead the creation of the Recovery Development Agency (RDA) which will be responsible for implementing the recovery plan when this is finalised and approved in the House of Assembly.
The working group was estbalished on the instruction of the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE.
The working group is also assisting ministries with the implementation of the immediate priorities of the recovery effort. These include supporting the public consultation process, resource mobilisation (fundraising), donor management, supporting policy development of recovery activities and communications; research related to the RDA infrastructure and recovery activities, project management, logistics support, finances and securing office accommodations for the RDA.
The Recovery and Development Working Group is being chaired by Dr. Robert Mathavious. Other members include Mrs. Lorna Smith, Mr. Russell Harrigan, Mr. Gregory Adams, Dr. Drexel Glasgow, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo, Mr. Neil Smith, Mr. Glenroy Forbes, Mrs. Maria Mays, Mr. David Norris, Ms. Sachkia Barnes and Mr. Eustace Freeman.