Still waiting for house after Tomas
Thu, October 25, 2012 - 12:01 AM
I am a single mother and a victim of Tomas.
I used to rent a house and the roof got blown off when this storm passed two years ago.
I had to move and I am still waiting to be relocated by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) – all to no avail.
I still visit the office and I also visited my constituency representative (who is the Prime Minister).
I live at a family member. I have children going to school and it’s very hard.
I went to three people at the NHC. I was told on a Tuesday that they did not have any houses available, yet the following day a house was made available to a young woman whose story appeared in the newspaper.
Why am I so unlucky?
Another situation I am dealing with relates to the children. I have two children for one man and I receive support through the court.
The father owes over $4 000 in arrears and nothing is being done by the court to retrieve this money.
I went to get a welfare grant for the children and officials there said they could not get me a grant because the father of the children was in court for child maintenance. What help is this?
The magistrate told the children’s father to pay off the arrears by paying $75 a week. He pays $75 a month or every two to three months.
I work, but I have to send the children to school, buy food and still pay the bills.
It is very hard.
I cannot answer all your questions without making a thorough investigation. I will tell you, however, that the answer to your case concerning child maintenance rests primarily with your children’s father.
I also believe that the court should do more to ensure that he is paying what he should.
Too many of these complaints are also coming to my attention and I do not have the solution.
I can only print your letter for the relevant authorities to see. I will look into the other case and get back to you.
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