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President of the Republic Jovenel Moïse denounced the fact that individuals threw objects at the presidential stand during the second day of the national carnival, which took place from 11 to 13 February.
Reactions around the fire at the Iron Market
"The news of the Iron Market fire on the night of Monday 12th to Tuesday 13th February 2018 saddens me a lot. I think of all those who have lost their livelihoods. Police authorities are already working to shed light on this drama "President Jovenel Moïse.
"It was with tears in my eyes that I could see the damage of the fire at the Iron Market early this morning. My thoughts are with the merchants and their families who have lost everything. May this give us strength to say ENOUGH ! and to fight for a better Haiti," said Maarten Boute President of Digicel Haiti.
The Office of the Secretary of State for Public Security deplores the Hyppolite Market Fire https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23556-haiti-flash-the-iron-market-ravaged-by-a-fire.html and manifests its total solidarity to the unfortunate victims. It informs the public that the police authorities have done their best to circumscribe the fire and secure the space until light is shed on the cause of the disaster.
"A special thought for these women, mostly mothers, these men who have lost everything as a result of this devastating fire... May the state take responsibility for these painful entrepreneurs, restore the circumstances of this act and to relate the appropriate consequences !" Former Minister of Justice Camille Édouard, Jr.
"Disgusted and dismayed! The iron market is burned. Can human beings think a crime like this ?" wonders Joseph Lambert, the Speaker of the Senate.
"The origin of the fire of a public market in Haiti is rarely accidental. It is either political or criminal. The antagonistic groups that cluster around municipal cartels easily make it possible to go up the criminal chain. Politics is something else," Mario Andrésol former Commander-in-Chief of the National Police of Haiti (PNH)
« Sa fèm lapenn pou machann Marché Hyppolite yo ki viktim pandan yap travay di pou pran swen fanmi yo » former President Michel Martelly.
"Iron Market Fire: Ashamed !" Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.
"I am stunned by the fire that plunged the various merchants, retailers, wholesalers of the Hyppolite Market in Port-au-Prince and the general population into sadness and desolation. Burning a public market is a reprehensible and anti-democratic act that has nothing to do with the development of a country and that is particularly aimed at stemming the economic emancipation of the Madan Sara. I urge law enforcement and judicial authorities to take all necessary steps to shed light on this devastating fire," Senator Dieudonne Luma Etienne.
Fire : 5 to 7 million dollars of damage
President Moïse believes that the damage of the fire on the infrastructure of the Iron Market https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23556-haiti-flash-the-iron-market-ravaged-by-a-fire.html could range from $5 to $ 7 million. Clarification that so far there has not yet been an estimate of the amount of goods smoked.
The leaders of OXFAM in Haiti convened
The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation has learned, not without dismay, that executives employed by the NGO OXFAM, have paid the services of prostitutes in Haiti in 2010 for illicit parties in their housing provided by the office NGOs. Officials of OXFAM in Haiti have been convened Thursday, February 15, 2018, by Aviol Fleurant the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation, to explain the facts reported in the London press.