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In accordance with Sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Freedom of Information Act, 1999 (FOIA) the
Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is required by law to publish
the following statements which list the documents and information generally available to
The Act gives members of the public:
(1) A legal right for each person to access information held by the Rural Development
Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited;
(2) A legal right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself
amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
(3) A legal right to obtain reasons for adverse decisions made regarding an applicant's
request for information under the FOIA;
(4) A legal right to complain to the Ombudsman and to apply to the High Court for
Judicial Review to challenge adverse decisions made under the FOIA.
Section 7 Statements
Function and structure of the Rural Development Company of
Trinidad and Tobago Limited
Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is dedicated to being a leader
in the provisions of essential infrastructure and social facilities for an improved quality of life
to the rural communities through the efficient and expeditious planning, implementation and
completion of projects in compliance with health, safety and environmental standards and
international best practice. We achieve this through value, transparency and quality
services as the Company's foundation upon which the Board of Directors, Management,
Staff, Communities and other stakeholders will continue to build upon.
The Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is a Wholly Owned
State Enterprise. The Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited was
incorporated on the 2nd May 2005 in accordance with the Companies Act of Trinidad and
SCOPE OF BUSINESS
The Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited was created to develop
and upgrade the physical infrastructure and social facilities in the rural areas of the
country. It's mandate is to expedite the implementation of projects to provide physical
infrastructure, utilities and social facilities in the rural areas to improve the quality of life of
those communities by, preparing master plans for development of rural communities;
identifying and developing necessary infrastructure, utilities and social facilities required;
and, managing the design and construction of all such projects.
The Rural Development Company is headed by a Board of Directors. There are ten (10)
directors of the company including a Chairman and Deputy Chairman. The Board of
Directors is responsible for charting the overall direction of the RDC. RDC currently
comprises a staff of thirty one (31) persons and is managed by Chief Executive Officer.
The Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is divided into Four (4)
main areas and the organization is structured as depicted in the approved organizational
Chief Executive Officer's Department
The Chief Executive Officer is charged with the responsibility of providing effective
leadership and direction to ensure that RDC achieves its strategic goals and developing
a highly motivated, business oriented and customer driven organization.
Finance and Administration Department
This department provides timely and accurate accounting information for decision
making by executive management and provides efficient and effective administration
services to the company in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Engineer, Design and Construction
This department prepares projects for implementation, provides project management and
contract administration services for the design and construction of civil infrastructure
works for the improvement of living conditions in various rural communities.
Legal and Contracts
This department provides legal, corporate secretarial, contracts administration, health,
safety and environment, and manages the tendering process of the company.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO LIMITED
EFFECT OF SCOPE OF BUSINESS ON MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
The work of the Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago will have definite
impact on the lives of the citizens of the country as it seeks to improve the quality of life of
residents of rural communities by providing much needed infrastructure and community
facilities. This work will be achieved in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Section 7 (1) (a) (ii)
Categories of Documents in the possession of the Rural Development
Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
1. Files dealing with administrative support and General administrative documents for
the operations of the Rural Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited.
2. Personnel files, which detail all staff appointments, job applications, job specifications,
promotions, transfers, resignations, deaths, retirements, leave, vacation etc.
3. Files dealing with the accounting and financial management function of the Rural
Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited,
4. Financial Statements and records.
5. Files dealing with matters relating to the procurement of supplies, services and equipment.
6. Maps/Charts/Photographs/Compact Discs/Diskettes/Abstracts/Tapes/Catalogues.
7. Policy and Procedure Documents.
8. Internal and External correspondence files.
9. Contract Administration files.
i0. Legislation and Legal Instruments.
11. Minutes/Agenda of meetings.
12. Files dealing with Circulars, memoranda, notices, bulletins, etc.
13. Reports: Statistical, Annual/monthly/quarterly, Consultants'/Technical, Corporate.
14. Books, booklets, leaflets, pamphlets, brochures, posters, newspaper clippings.
Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
UPDATED PUBLIC STATEMENT OF THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO LIMITED AS AT OCTOBER 31 2013
In Compliance with sections 7, 8 and 9 of The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 1999
RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO LIMITED
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