Guichard Doré defends dismissal of officials in Haitian President’s Cabinet.
Guichard Doré has tried to make clear that the dismissal of the
Agriculture Minister Jobert Angrand unveils government’s seven priorities
“Restructuring and strengthening the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development” is the first of seven priorities. The issue of retirement, the integration of young executives, technical and managerial training policies and the facilitation of innovation in the sector are all points that constitute the first priorities. “It is important for the ministry since it will allow better coordination of actions…” said Minister Jobert C. Angrand. Continue reading
Haiti has one of the lowest per capita income in the region.
In Haiti, transfers to the agricultural sector in relation to the Gross Domestic Product are important. It appears that more than 6% of the Gross Domestic Product is transferred to producers through agricultural and food programs. This may seem appropriate considering the low income in Haiti and its high proportion of rural people. But, as reported in the Inter-American Development Bank’s report, Haitian agricultural productivity remains low and urban consumers bear the burden of transfers. Continue reading
Haitian Govt Commissioner, Clamé
Haitian government wants a transparent investigation
Mr. Jimmy Albert, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff regrets the misinterpretation of some civil society actors with regard to the formation of an independent commission. He intends to dispel any doubts about the objective of this independent commission that must be set up on the Petrocaribe case. He assures that the commission will not replace the institutions in charge of the investigation. This commission is part of an effort to combat the mistrust of Haitians, said Jimmy Albert. The government wants to restore trust by opening up to civil society. It is a call to make the process transparent and credible, he said. Continue reading