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PLP: “15% to 20% of lowest income households” to get free electricity
By Elcott Coleby
Apr 15, 2017 - 11:59:36 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the Democratic National Alliance (PLP) released either part of all of their election campaign promises this week.

The campaign promise that attracted much interest was the PLP’s proposal to cover the cost of electricity to the poorest 15% to 20% of Bahamians.

In a press release, the party said the proposal “comes from a core PLP value: to bring hope and help to those amongst us who need it most.”

“Our proposal is simple” said the statement: “To introduce policies under which the government will cover the cost of electricity to residential customers who limit their monthly use to below specified limits.”

“Under the new policy” the statement continued, “the next PLP government will cover the cost of electricity to residential customers who limit their monthly use to below specified limits. This means that the use of electricity will be FREE to those customers.

“Using current data, we anticipate that this will affect 15%-20% of the lowest income households. These are people who are struggling the most, and need assistance in maintaining even a basic level of electricity supply. Although specific levels will be determined nearer the time of the introduction of the policy, the customers who will benefit currently pay around $50 per person per month, which covers all basic electricity usage.”


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