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Haiti - FLASH : 3 orders, 2 new appointments to the Government (official)
Reacting, the outgoing Minister Vincent declared "The confidence that His Excellency Jovenel Moïse placed in me allowed me to serve my country as Director General of the Unit for the Fight against Corruption (ULCC), then as Minister of Justice and Public Security with dignity, competence, loyalty and a sense of public service, after my long career in the judiciary. Haiti has an obligation to bring justice to its villainously murdered President... It is a matter of national dignity. I am counting on the independence of the justice system in my country to shed light on this emblematic case and all the other pending cases."
A second decree appoints the citizen Josué Pierre Louis Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, with the rank of Minister. He replaces Renald Lubérice in this position who resigned on the same day of publication of this decree.
In his resignation letter dated September 15, addressed to members of the Council of Ministers, he wrote :
"[...] A bundle of clues supports the thesis of an active participation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the villainous assassination of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse [...] Therefore, the Commissioner of the Government ai Me Bed-Ford Claude [revoked since https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34750-haiti-justice-installation-of-a-new-government-commissioner.html ] requires the judge of instruction, Me Garry Orélien, September 14, 2021, to instruct on the information confirming the telephone calls between Mr. Ariel Henry and the fugitive Joseph Félix Badio in the morning of the sordid attack https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34746-haiti-flash-the-prime-minister-threatened-with-indictment-and-forbidden-to-leave-the-territory.html
You will understand well [...] that I could not remain in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers under the direction of a person named by Jovenel Moïse, accused in his assassination, and who does not intend to cooperate with justice, seeking, in contrary, by all means, to obstruct it.
I am therefore grateful to the members of the Council of Ministers to consider my resignation, in accordance with Articles 133 and 149 of the Constitution conferring the exercise of the powers of the President of the Republic on the Council of Ministers, upon receipt of this letter. May each minister put himself at the height of his mission at this historic crossroads."
Finally, a third and final decree, published in the same issue of "Moniteur" declares a state of emergency for a further period of one month in the departments of Sud, Nippes and Grand-Anse.
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