The head of state was speaking at an official ceremony granting loans to the first group of 50 young entrepreneurs.

Jovenel Moise condemned the use of violence by opposition leaders

The head of the Haitian state, Jovenel Moise, assures that his administration strives to make every effort to promote the resumption of economic activities. He condemned the use of violence by opposition leaders arguing that violence can not lead to peace.

He has, however, said that he does not intend to respond to violence through violence but through dialogue. Mr. Moïse criticized the approach of opposition leaders who want to conquer power not through the ballot box but through violence.

The head of state was speaking at an official ceremony granting loans to the first group of 50 young entrepreneurs. The Youth Entrepreneurship Partnership, funded by ONA, provides loans to 150 young entrepreneurs at interest rates ranging from 6% to 12%.

President Moïse denounced the economic elites who benefit from ONA funds to the detriment of disadvantaged groups. He explains that his decision to democratize credit has angered many wealthy, who want to overthrow his administration. The same benefits of credit to the rich should be given to the poor, said Mr. Moses recalling that it comes from underprivileged sections of the population.