Public-sector workers need houses
THE EDITOR, Madam:
I am writing through my office of justice of the peace to share my views on the way the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has treated public-sector workers over the years.
It can’t be right that persons are working for the GOJ and can’t afford a house. I think the GOJ can do more for its workers. Imagine you qualify for $6.5 million and when you go to the National Housing Trust, the houses are more than the loan you can get.
It is not fair to public-sector workers, who can’t receive a proper salary increase, but when I hear the news, and of the alleged scandals, it tells me the GOJ can lower the criteria for homeownership in the best interest of those in the essential services.
I find this act to be cruel and unjust, when you come and say you are for the poor but do the opposite. Public-sector workers are suffering and are at a disadvantage in acquiring a home.
The Government can do more to improve the lives of its servants. Every politician has a house, so that’s the approach I want to see from the GOJ to ensure public-sector workers can get a house without any hassle.
FABIAN D. DAWSON
Justice of the Peace