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Anger at Housing Executive decision to extend Red Sky contract despite poor record

17 March, 2008

Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, West Belfast MLA Fra McCann has criticised the decision of the Housing Executive to extend the contract of Red Star for a further 6 months despite serious concerns about its poor performance in delivering repair and maintenance work.

Mr McCann said:

"This week's decision by the Housing Executive to extend for a further six months Red Sky's maintenance contract is a disgrace.

"This company's record of repair work for the Executive is abysmal.

"Since this company took over maintenance work for the Executive numerous tenants have lodged complaints about the shoddy repair work carried out by Red Sky.

"It was my clear understanding that Red Sky's contract would not be renewed because they failed to provide a quality of service to the Housing Executive's tenants.

"I am calling on the Housing executive management to reverse this ridiculous decision." ENDS

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