I would like to comment on government’s proposal to borrow $15 million to install solar panels on 1,500 homes to help reduce the cost of electricity for those families.
I wonder if government has researched the long-term cost of maintaining those solar panels; the batteries, the strong roofs needed to support the panels. Most of those houses, I dare say, will be poorly constructed and getting on in age; thus being unsafe for solar panels.
This proposal in my view is only a vote-getting ploy, like storm shutters were in the 2009 general election.
If government wants to help people reduce the cost of their electricity, why doesn’t government reduce the import duty on the diesel consumed by CUC? Then everyone would benefit from a lower electricity bill.
It just seems that governments go ahead with projects not considering the long-term affects they will have on the public.
Take for instance the new government administration building. Just take a look at the long distance that the public has to walk from the parking lot to get to the building. The steps don’t even have a railing for senior citizens to hold on to. How could the Planning Department give that building a certificate of occupancy? If that had been a poor person trying to get a house, they would have had to install railings.
Thanks for the space and keep up the good work.
Edward C. Ebanks