The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko makes a strong appeal to all public utilities to deal with a serious problem that is affecting the vulnerable in our society. A family of six has had their water meter removed by the water utility for non-payment of their water bill.
The family comes to MCCH for their medical needs and consists of:
- a father, long term unemployed since 2010
- a mother, long term unemployed since 2008
- Four children, aged 17 and three younger children aged 5 years, 2 years and an infant of 14 months.
The family is going through a very hard time. In the last few months electricity and water have been cut off several times and the children are forced to study by candlelight – while shivering in the cold.
We cannot turn a blind eye to the constant misery all around us, so we demand the immediate re-connection of their water supply.
The public utilities should stop waging war against our vulnerable citizens, driving them into even deeper misery. Maybe the officials at the utilities should ask themselves how they would live if they found themselves in the same situation.
Such insensitive and ruthless behavior against our citizens must stop NOW