WITH MORE than 500 residents of the Kingston Western constituency rendered homeless by fire in the last six years, four families who received keys to houses in Denham Town have been warned against the hazard of stealing electricity.
Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie said during yesterday’s handover of keys that the beneficiaries were among families who had suffered loss of their homes to fire as recent as a year ago.
McKenzie, who is also member of parliament for Kingston Western, where the Elgin Street houses are located, warned the owners of the brand new homes that they might be evicted for violations such as the illegal abstraction of electricity and water.
“Since the year started, we have had over 10 major fires in the constituency.”
Recipient of one of the homes, Monique Francis, said that she was displaced by fire nine years ago but only received a call recently that she would be a beneficiary.