New home for Jenny
GOVERNMENT IS coming to the aid of 82-year-old Jenny Wooding, who is living in squalor at Dean’s Village, St Michael.
Minister of Housing Michael Lashley told the DAILY NATION he was aware of the senior citizen’s plight and a “house has been identified for her”.
He said Wooding should be receiving the keys to her new home by today or tomorrow.
Wooding’s dire situation was highlighted in the June 22 edition of the MIDWEEK NATION.
She pays $5 per week to Earl Wilkinson to rent a house that has to be propped up to prevent it from falling. The roof leaks, floor boards are rotten and there is no electricity or running water. The pit toilet she is forced to use is also leaning, but she has nowhere else to go.
Wooding made a public appeal for help to improve her living conditions.
Wilkinson said he could not afford to repair the house, and he had gone to a Government entity for a loan, but it was denied. (YB)