Woman in need of house repairs
PATSY TROTMAN is wondering when she will have her roof replaced or her home rebuilt after the house, located in St David’s Village, Christ Church, was severely damaged during the passage of Hurricane Irma in September.
Daughter Betty said it was a most uncomfortable time for her 68-year-old mother, since she had been given a lodging at a relative in the area.
“The house is already crowded and it is not where I would want to have her now. My mum deserves better and I am very concerned about her.
“Some officials from Urban Development Commission and Senator Dr David Durant had come after the damage was done and looked at the house, and promised to get back to us with some form of assistance. That has not happened as yet. All I want is for my mum to be comfortable,” Betty said.
When contacted, Durant, who is chairman of the National Assistance Board, said: “The entire structure of the house would have to be taken down since it is termiteinfested and that would be done by as early as next week.
“If it was just a matter of a roof, we would have been able to do that swiftly.”
Trotman told the DAILY NATION that “lots of people” had come and made promises concerning repairing the house but nothing had happened.
She added she was trying to get a relative to help in taking it down, “but we will wait and see”. ( JB)