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Haiti - Economy : Order fixing the end of financial commitments for the fiscal year (2019-2020)
Text of the Order :
"Having regard to the Constitution, in particular its Articles 222 and 223;
Considering the Law of May 4, 2016 replacing the Decree of February 16, 2005 on the process of preparation and implementation of Finance Laws, in particular its article 61;
Considering the Decree of May 20, 2020 setting the general rules for the protection of the population in the event of an epidemic or pandemic;
Having regard to the Decree of June 5, 2020 establishing the General Budget of the Republic of Haiti for the fiscal year 2019-2020;
Considering the Decree of February 16, 2005 relating to the general regulations of public accounting;
Considering the Decree of March 19, 2020 declaring a state of health emergency throughout the national territory for a period of one (1) month;
Considering the Decree of April 20, 2020 renewing the state of health emergency for an additional period of one (1) month;
Considering the challenges of good cash management, in a difficult socio-economic context, facing the Ministry of the Economy and Finance;
Considering the need to ensure the fluidity of the expenditure chain and to minimize the risk of accumulation of payment arrears or late payments;
Considering the reasons underlying the preparation and adoption of the memorandum dated July 9, 2020 from the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation setting the deadline for transmission of disbursement requests for projects registered in the 2019-2020 PIP to the August 15, 2020;
Considering that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the various public entities to operate with a reduced staff;
Considering the objective of encouraging good practices, in particular the visa of the financial controller on all expenditure projects;
On the report of the Minister of Economy and Finance;
And after deliberation in the Council of Ministers;
Article 1.- The closing date for commitments for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year for first and second-rank administrative entities of the State Administration is set for September 4, 2020. After this period, all files submitted for visa prior to the financial controller will be inadmissible, except with the express authorization of the Prime Minister via the Minister of the Economy and Finance.
Article 2.- The expenses concerned by the provisions of Article 1 are as follows:
Article 3.- This Decree will be published and executed at the behest of the Prime Minister and all the Ministers, each as far as it is concerned.
Given at the National Palace, Port-au-Prince, August 30, 2020, 217th year of Independence.
President Jovenel MOÏSE
Prime Minister Joseph JOUTHE
The Minister of Planning and External Cooperation Joseph JOUTHE
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Claude JOSEPH
The Minister of Defense Jean Walnard DORNEVAL
The Minister of Economy and Finance Michel Patrick BOISVERT
The Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources
and Rural Development Patrix SEVERE"