Haiti gov't promises to crack down on corruption
Port-au-Prince, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Haitian government on Thursday has renewed its will to crack down on corruption and get its public finances into shape, in view of the 2020-2021 fiscal year opening.
Haiti's Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe pledged himself to address accountability, property, land and rigorously respect the budget to cut down monetary financing and fiscal deficit.
The previous fiscal year closed with problems in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the socio-political riots causing millions losses to the country.
According to the National Food Security Commission, households´ 95% income dropped dramatically, and unemployment went up 10%.
Haiti also registered a fall of nearly a third of its exports, and some 1.4 billion gourdes (over 30 million dollars) were not imported.
On Wednesday, the executive approved a Finance Law for 254 billion gourdes (about 3,6 billion dollars), without being passed by Parliament.
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