Haitian opposition parties dismiss new initiatives by Prime Minister Céant

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Opposition political parties have described as “small, superficial measures,” the new initiatives outlined by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant last weekend to end the political violence in the country aimed at removing President Jovenel Moise from office.The Democratic and Popular Sector, which groups many of the opposition parties here, said it had taken note of the address to the nation by Céant who “ignored the main demands of the Haitian people (being) …the departure of President Jovenel Moses from power”.In a 20 minute television broadcast on Saturday night, Céant said there would be a 30 per cent cut in the national budget allocation to the office of the Prime Minister and that he is also suggesting that the Presidency and the Parliament do the same.In addition, Prime Minister Céant, said there would be the abolition of all the “unnecessary privileges of senior state officials’ such as fuel costs, phone cards, travel abroad, amount of consultants on files and reconsideration of providing them with a second residence.He said that these savings will, for example, strengthen the judiciary by giving it additional resources to facilitate the completion of the Petrocaribe trial.Opposition political parties have been staging street demonstrations in support of their calls for President Moise to step down, after accusing him of not investigating allegations of corruption in the previous government over PetroCaribe, an oil alliance of many Caribbean states with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment.A relative calm seemed to have returned in Haiti, after 10 days of anti-government demonstrationsSuperficial measures In its statement, the Democratic and Popular Sector said “at this crucial moment in national life, the great ills of which the Republic suffers cannot be overcome by small, superficial measures to sprinkle the depths of the misery of the Haitian people, which unequivocally rejects a system of inhuman and destructive public governance of which Jovenel Moïse is the executing arm.”It said the statements of Prime Minister Céant “constitute a denial of recognition of the dimension of the current crisis” and the refusal of Moise to step down.“The Haitian people expected the Prime Minister to suggest that President Moïse listen to his voice (and that) “the Prime Minister would have taken this opportunity to tell President Jovenel that he has no legitimacy. That he is not credible by in front of the Haitian population.”The group said that it is unbelievable that Prime Minister Céant would call for a dialogue to discuss the ongoing situation noting that even President Moïse does not believe in the process of dialogue.last_img read more


first_imgAlmost 2,000 fans gathered in Ballyshannon to watch Donegal beat Mayo to take the Sam Maguire back home after 20 years.A large screen was erected in the town’s square and fans cheered every score as JIm McGuinness and the boys claimed a second All Ireland. Many thanks to our friends in Wallace Media for the video footage.Simply CLICK to play for all of today’s events. DDTV – BACK IN DONEGAL THE FANS ARE GOING NUTS! was last modified: September 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more