Four officials from Haiti's Ministry of Education arrested for corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, March 29, 2018 Under: Corruptions
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Jonas Metellus, Harrison Matthew, Cheriza Lunic and Jacques Junior Divers are the four employees assigned to the budget department of the Ministry of National Education and Training (MENFP) pinned in cases of corruption, embezzlement and corruption. conspiracy. They were a total of 24 employees assigned to the budget department of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training who were summoned by the Minister Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet to answer the questions of the government commissioner Clamé Ocnam Daméus.

After hearing them on the premises of the Ministry, the government commissioner decided to go to the prosecutor's office with four of them, considered very concerned by this question of corruption, with a view to verifying, he says, the relevance of the information. A series of arrests that can be interrelated from one moment to another, because the other 20 employees assigned to this service are in the hot seat of justice, according to the statements of the government commissioner, Mr. Ocnam Daméus, who has ordered the arrest of these employees on Monday, March 26, 2018.

"They are also involved in the theft of subsidy for poor children in the education sector," said the head of the prosecution. "After collecting the first information, I decided to arrest these four employees because their statements are considered inconsistent and some of them even made a confession," says the government commissioner, who promises a sequel to this case. Some of the defendants are department heads, deputy head of departments and budget coordinator.

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It is estimated that more than 8,000 children received ministry grants this year. However, parents complained that they had not benefited fully, lamented the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, Pierre Agénor Cadet. In fact, following an administrative investigation conducted by the Ministry in the fight against corruption, the Ministry's official discovered the pot of roses.

"Everything is done in the service of the budget of the said ministry. Some of them falsify the waybills for their benefit. When I sign a roadmap on a file, they change the name and number of the National Identification Number of the recipient to add another, " said Agenor Cadet, at a briefing given on Tuesday.

Asked to end the corruption that gangrene this institution, Mr. Cadet announced the color. "We will work on other directions. If the ministry is called National Education, it should draw examples at all levels, " insists Minister Cadet, noting that he will submit to the prosecutor's office of Port-au-Prince a list of teachers who teach with a false diploma of bachelor.

In addition, questioned on the file of 19 employees arrested at the Ministry of the Interior, Clamé Ocnam Daméus said that investigations were continuing in the prosecution. "The case is before the investigating cabinet and a commission has been formed to this end to deepen the investigation," he said.

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