Further efforts are being made to assist victims of house fires. This is so, as Cabinet has agreed to provide financial support in the sum of EC$5,000 to affected families.
The news was confirmed by the Minister of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development the Hon. Samantha Marshall.
The three decade old decision promised a maximum of EC$5,000 (five thousand dollars) for a family of five, to include the purchase of replacement clothing, beds, sheets and other household necessaries.
Minister Marshall who spoke to ZDK news this morning however pointed out that not every family affected by a fire will qualify for the monetary support. She said that the families would first have to undergo an assessment.
The Minister will determine whether money or supplies, or building materials, will be supplied to the families who find themselves without means following a devastating house fire.