Ronald Décembre, the Minister of the Economy estimates that 2019 will be a difficult year especially because of the lack of US dollars that can affect the regular supply of petroleum products. Recalling that the currency-generating exports reached only 1.1 billion dollars while the imports in 2018, consumers of currencies exceeded the 5 billion dollars... even if the diaspora transfers compensate for a large part this lack of currencies...
Elections : Me Andre Michel and his conditions
Me André Michel, one of the leaders of the radical opposition, conditions the participation of the opposition in the next elections at the opening of the PetroCaribe trial.
Migration, an alternative for rural households
In Haiti, for rural households, temporary urban migration or to the Dominican Republic represent an alternative to the deterioration of the socio-economic conditions of the country. However, households that can not migrate and earn their income from agricultural work are engaged in subsistence activities such as petty trading and the sale of charcoal to supplement their incomes.
Former Minister Olicier Pieriche denounces
The former Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, Olicier Pieriche, believes that Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant has not made any improvements. On the contrary, he considers that Céant weakens the country's social situation and denounces the mismanagement of the sanitation program for which hundreds of millions of Gourdes have been disbursed.
The Konbit Alfa Program in figures
According to information provided by Émile Brutus, Secretary of State for Literacy, the new program "KONBIT ALFA" in schools will be spread over 3,148 public schools, with 20,900 classrooms, 41,800 literacy instructors, 9,444 follow-up agents, for a target of 500,000 to 600,000 new literates after 6 months of classes.
Distribution of mobility aids
At the end of December, a team from the Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities, during a visit to Les Cayes, distributed mobility assistance materials to disabled people in various communes and localities of the Department of South. On this occasion, the delegation distributed toys to children with disabilities for the end of year celebrations. Food kits have also been distributed.