On Wednesday, Jan. 29, in an interview with Le Nouvelliste, Jean-Michel Lapin, Interim Prime Minister, stated that “The State can’t continue to subsidize diesel and kerosene.” Lapin stressed the State can no longer afford to spend two billion gourdes each month to support petroleum products when it has to finance services such as health, security, education. Of the 75,000 barrels of kerosene imported monthly, 60,000 is consumed by air transportation.
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