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JPS and local government move to tackle malfunctioning streetlights

Posted: March 30, 2012

The Jamaica Public Service Company is to work closely with the local government ministry to deal with the issue of streetlights.

In an interview with Irie FM news, Head of corporate communications at JPS, Winsome Callum, says a memorandum is to be signed is to facilitate joint audits to ascertain the malfunctioning streetlights island wide.

Parish councils have over the years complained that they have high electricity bills to pay and some streetlights are not working.

Miss Callum says JPS is concerned about the complaints that parish councils are paying for malfunctioning streetlights.

She says the JPS and the local government ministry are still working on the details of the MOU.

However, she says once that it is completed, it is hoped that the audit can be done by the middle of this year.

Meanwhile, Miss Callum says JPS continues to repair street lights, while getting regular reports from the councils.

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