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JPS and community development agency partner to tackle electricity theft

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 11:46 AM

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to tackle electricity theft in several communities in Kingston and St Andrew.



Under the MoU, the JSIF will partner with the JPS through a skills training project.



It's called the Skills Training, Education and Progress through Utility Partnership or STEP UP for short.



The project will finance the delivery of infrastructure, services, and civil works needed for the provision of legal electricity connections in six selected communities.



It began on November 7 and will run for a year but could be extended depending on the results.



In McGregor Gully – the first community targeted – 100 houses will be wired.



If the pilot intervention is successful, work may be expanded to other targeted communities.



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