Embattled Haitian Prime Minister ignores calls for resignation, announces compensation for losses

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Under: National
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"The Government condemns the acts of violence that occurred on 6 and 7 July 2018 mainly in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince following the announcement of the abolition of the public subsidy of petroleum products. These incidents have been controlled. A government investigation will be conducted to ensure justice for every Haitian who has been the victim of violence.

The situation has returned to normal. It is possible to move and travel without any danger.

In Haiti, the price of fuel is the lowest in America for a non-oil producing country. for comparison, in the Dominican Republic, gasoline and diesel are respectively 43% and 37% more expensive. This difference in price leads to the resale in the Dominican Republic of oil imported by Haiti. This situation is untenable for an economy like Haiti.

Following the serious incidents that occurred after the decision to adjust prices at the pump, the government canceled these measures. The administration will nevertheless continue to work to find ways to compensate for losses from the public subsidy of petroleum products in order to achieve Haiti's economic and social development goals.

For the past 17 months, President Jovenel Moise has led many bold initiatives to improve the lives of Haitians and boost economic opportunities through the "Caravan of Change". national infrastructure building program that is already having positive effects and will be important to future generations. The government is also implementing a plan to supply the entire territory with electricity 24 hours a day. Important initiatives have been initiated: the revival of agricultural production through improved irrigation and the opening up of rural areas, the improvement of the evacuation channels for wastewater and above all the establishment of decisive social programs that allow poor and the most vulnerable of our compatriots to benefit from financial and food aid.

For the government, nothing is more important than the well-being and security of Haitian families.

Dated at Port-au-Prince, July 9, 2019"

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