JPS, do something for the poor!

JPS, do something for the poor!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Dear Editor,

It is an epidemic; the indigent and the poor are having it hard and unbearable to live and pay electricity bills.

The fact that these citizens are connected to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited's (JPS) grid they must pay as billed.

I am, however, recommending that the indigent or poor living in the inner city, on the gully banks, and in areas considered underdeveloped be assisted with a special rate.

I have seen light bills over $100,000 to a single 76-year-old lady, who lives alone in the dark. This lady refuses to steal electricity, and so her premises, like many, has become a place of hiding for wrongdoers.

Jamaicans on the poor relief roll and the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) just cannot afford the present rate offered by JPS and maybe a march on JPS by the indigent and poor will open their eyes to the pain and suffering of the poor people of this country.

I am hoping that citizens on the poor relief and PATH programmes, and single dwellers over 60 years, will be given a special rate.

JPS, do something for the poor, as the poor can't pay no more!

Councillor Lee Clarke

Whitehall Division

Kingston 8

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