St. John’s Antigua- The Development Control Authority (DCA) has pledged to look into whether the snackette in Swetes where a teenager was electrocuted last month was legally built.
That was the assurance given by Acting Town and Country Planner at (DCA) Frederick Southwell who, when contacted by OBSERVER Media, said the authority hopes to investigate and have details about the property by next week.
Early last month, 17-year-old Xavier “Madson” Jackson of Swetes tied his donkey to the base of the snackette made out of wood and galvanised sheets and due to an alleged illegal electrical connection and poor wiring, he was electrocuted
A friend who was in his company and the donkey were also shocked but were not injured.
Ten days after the tragedy Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) warned residents to desist from “the illegal practice of connecting conductors and or wires to an APUA supply without the Authority’s consent as outlined in the Public Utilities Act ref: CAP 359;25 (1)a and c.”
APUA said customers should immediately contact their service department or the police if they have knowledge of anyone tampering with meters or wires.
No one has been charged for any offences related to the incident and police are still investigating.