Residents of 194 Bay Farm Road in St Andrew who were left homeless this year when their home was engulfed in flames now have something to be happy about as the structure has been rebuilt by the Government.
On July 19, their home which housed 15 people was ravaged by a fire which claimed the life of a one-year-old boy, Neymar Facey.
Last Friday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness handed over the keys to the rehabilitated 5 bedroom home to the family matriarch, Hermine Tennant.
Via a social media post, Prime Minister Holness said:
“The home was rehabilitated through the HOPE programme’s Social Housing and Indigent Housing Initiative at a cost of $8,011,863.75.
The Government is committed to the provision of safe and affordable housing for all Jamaicans and has put policies in place to respond to the demand for low-income and social housing.
Even as the family expressed gratitude and satisfaction with their new home, their joy was mixed with sadness as they mourn the loss of young Neymar.
I urge families to be vigilant when it comes to taking care of their young children; do not use open flames such as candles and lamps and pay attention to fire hazards in households.”
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