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  • Chairman of the Rural Electrification Programme (REP), Reverend Garnett Roper, says efforts are being made to ensure that electricity is provided to the remaining 7 per cent of residents of Westmoreland.
  • Rev. Roper said 93 per cent of the people in the parish are now enjoying the facility.
  • As of next Monday, December 29, representatives of the REP will be in the communities to start discussion with the residents, with a view to getting their houses properly wired.

Chairman of the Rural Electrification Programme (REP), Reverend Garnett Roper, says efforts are being made to ensure that electricity is provided to the remaining 7 per cent of residents of Westmoreland who do not have access to the utility.

Speaking at a ceremony in Llandilo Phases 5 and 6 on December 23, where electricity was officially commissioned into service for 60 households, Rev. Roper said 93 per cent of the people in the parish are now enjoying the facility.

“Westmoreland has 7 per cent of its people without electricity and that is significant…The rest of the island has an average of 2.5 per cent without electricity, so every effort will be made to provide electricity for those people,” the Chairman noted.

Speaking specifically about the provision of electricity for some 60 households in Llandilo Phases 5 and 6, Reverend Roper said as of next Monday, December 29, representatives of the REP will be in the communities to start discussion with the residents, with a view to  getting their houses properly wired.

“The REP team will come back  to meet with the residents who want to be part of the house wiring programme, because electricity on the road is one thing, but electricity in your house in another,” he said.

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