Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant is concerned about the effectiveness of civil protection. 48 hours before the opening of the cyclone season the head of government had an important working meeting yesterday with the presidents of the associations of mayors of the West, South, Southeast, Grand'Anse, The Nippes, the Center, the Artibonite, the North and the North-West.

As part of efforts to improve coordination with local authorities, Mr. Lafontant will have a working session on Tuesday, May 30, with the National Council for Risk and Disaster Management. This meeting, which was a prelude to that of the CNGRD, enabled the presidents of the associations of mayors of the South, Nippes and Grand'Anse to present the situation of the regions hit by hurricane Matthew In October 2016.

The Mayors reported various problems such as the lack of equipment for sanitation work.

The Prime Minister expressed the government's willingness to continue to provide appropriate responses to the problems of these departments. At the same time, it recalled its commitment to continue the actions already under way.

According to the Prime Minister, there were many possible solutions to this meeting, during which Mr Lafontant promised to establish a permanent dialogue between the Prime Minister and the country's town halls.