First 100kW free for all
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Mr Garnett Roper's article in The Sunday Gleaner on May 25, 2014, 'Power thieves affirming principle', explains in detail Jamaica's dilemma with the stealing of electricity.
I would like to suggest that the Government and JPS work out a system whereby 'ALL' householders will have the first 100kW of electricity free of charge, and then increase the following kilowatts to cover the free kilowatts. This will encourage the 'throw-up people' to get on the grid, making it easier for the remaining holdouts to be found and prosecuted.
Free kilowatts is a case of giving a little to save a lot. We can't just wait and hope that the problem will go away. It gets worse every day.