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Haiti - FLASH PetroCaribe : International audit Chancellor Edmond «clarifies» the statements of Moïse
16/07/2019 12:12:09

Haiti - FLASH PetroCaribe : International audit Chancellor Edmond «clarifies» the statements of Moïse
Following the publication of a statement by Jovenel Moïse in the Miami Herald where he confirmed that he was collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS) to form a team of independent international financial experts within a Commission "in order to achieve a fair, credible and objective audit of the use of PetroCaribe funds" https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28234-haiti-flash-towards-an-international-audit-of-the-use-of-petrocaribe-funds.html Chancellor Edmond Bocchit, intervened to clarify the statements of the Head of State, which according to him are prone to misinterpretations.

Bocchit Edmond states that the President "did not ask the OAS to send experts to redo the report on the management of PetroCaribe as one wants to believe" recalling that there have been in the past cooperation agreements between OAS structures and state institutions such as UCREF, ULCC and even the CSC/CA stressing "it is in this context that the President spoke about technical support of the OAS to strengthen those State institutions that are already there. It's not to replace them."

The Chancellor clarified "It is a common practice for a Member State to seek the support and expertise of the organization if it believes it has weaknesses in its State institutions. Formally, we have not done so yet, but the issue has been debated with OAS internal structures," emphasizing, "We have institutional weaknesses in Haiti. The reality is obvious," recalling that a similar experiment had been carried out in Honduras financed by Canada which had "given results and allowed expertise to accompany national institutions in the fight against corruption and financial crimes."

The opposition and the lawyers of the civil party, reject the hand of the intervention of independent international experts mentioned by the Head of State in support of the audit of the Superior Court of Accounts and Litigation Administrative (CSC/CA). Me André Michel, one of the lawyers of the civil part, and Spokesman of the movement of the radical opposition known as "Democratic and popular sector" speaks about violation of the Constitution, even of violation of the national sovereignty and continues to claim the resignation of the President of the Republic.

This sudden outcry over the possible arrival of international experts in Haiti in support of the audit of the PetroCaribe funds, interpellates from an opposition that claims its thirst for "truth and justice" unless this opposition does not wish not that some things are revealed... Moreover, note that this same opposition does not object and says nothing about audits regularly conducted for years in Haiti on the finances of the Government by international experts (IMF, Bank Global, IDB...), not to mention the intervention of other international experts in just about every field in Haiti among others: Health (WHO / PAHO...), Agriculture (FAO, USAID...), Education (UNICEF), Justice (UN, IACHR, HRC...) to only quote that these sectors...

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