PM Directs Energy Minister to Roll Out Solar Lamp Programme

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he’s directed Energy Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley to roll out a solar lamp programme to help reduce the number of deaths caused by fires.

Mr. Holness says the programme is specifically designed to reduce the number of persons who die in fires caused by open flame sources.

He says the intention is to eventually transition dispossessed households to electricity usage.

The Prime Minister also mentioned a tragic incident which struck close to home as four children – none older than 3 years of age – died as a result of a blaze at their home.

Prime Minister Holness was speaking in Parliament yesterday during his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate.

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