The Government of Saint Lucia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) that will provide assistance to qualifying households in the form of electricity bill credits.
The initiative known as the Electricity Assistance Programme (EAP) is one of the recovery and resilience strategies of the Government of Saint Lucia’s national response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Monthly electricity bill credits in the sum of Eastern Caribbean Seventy-Five Dollars (XCD $75.00) will be applied toward the LUCELEC account of eligible persons over a period of six (6) months, from October 2020 to March 2021.
The MOU was signed during a ceremony held earlier today, October 14, 2020 in Castries, Saint Lucia at the National Television Network Headquarters, Hewannora House, Pointe Seraphine, Castries.
The EAP will benefit recipients of the Public Assistance Programme (PAP), the Child Disability Grant (CDG), Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and approved beneficiaries of the Income Support Programme (ISP) for non-contributors to the National Insurance Corporation.