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JPS partners with USAID to get electricity to Majesty Gardens

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 3:17 PM
In this 2015 file photo a web of throw-up wires used illegally abstracting electricity in Majesty Gardens, St Andrew can be seen.

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) is reporting that it has entered into a partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, to assist 400 residents in Majesty Gardens, St Andrew, receive legal electricity. 

The partnership sees USAID providing materials to the tune of about $10.8 million, to produce ready boards for homes which cannot facilitate regular house wiring. 

JPS will be investing $6 million in infrastructural development in the area. 

The ready board is a wooden panel which has basic wiring and carries two sockets, a bulb and a breaker unit. 

The board is installed inside the home and is particularly useful for small or one-room dwellings, which do not meet regular construction standards.

The ready boards will be assembled by engineering students at the University of Technology, St Andrew.