Asafa Powell took to social media on New Year’s Eve to speak out against JPS (Jamaica Public Service) who is the sole provider of the country’s electricity for the exorbitant amount that he was charged for his light bill.
The athlete called on the GOJ (Government of Jamaica) to do something about the electricity company cheating people, like himself, who have barely used the service but still receive a high bill at the end of the month.
Powell started off his speech, which was especially addressed to the Prime Minister, by stating, “This is not a Happy New Year post, this is me pleading to the government to get a hold of JPS.” He elaborated that he has not been in the country (he and his wife went to Ghana for a wedding) for a month and no one has been at his house to be using the power.
“I have the solar system, the battery system, and I also have the grid-tie system that sells back light to JPS,” he stated. Also, he mentioned that he paid 79 thousand on his light bill before he left the country, however, for the month that he was away, he was billed another 78 thousand.
The former track star reiterated that the government needs to get ahold of JPS because “this is bullsh*t…and all them agguh do is send people come a mi yard come check to see if sumn wrong and then dem leave, nothing don’t wrong a mi yard. And then mi affi go pay the bill.”
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