Haitian interim president Jocelerme Privert vowed on Friday to everything in his power to hold the previous administration accountable for corruption.

Leaders from civil society and political parties are demanding that the previous government of Michel Martelly to be called accountable for mismanangement amid allegations of corruption.

Privert told a news conference he will do everything in his power to make sure that the institutions of government meet their responsibilities. If needed he has not ruled out convening a Special Task Force to look into the matter.

To distract the real issues holding back Haiti’s infrastructural development, a special unit must focus on under finanancial mismanagement under Martelly. One way or the other, Haitian NGO’s are funneling large sums of money abroad. This money ws meant to rebuild Haiti, after an earthquake and three hurricanes destroyed the country in 2010.

Opposition leaders have criticized Martelly, charging him with overusing his executive powers. They also accuse his wife and eldest son of embezzling public funds. For this to happen or even being possible, banks muxt be involved in the money laundering schemes.

Non government organizations have the leverage to swindle money, meant for development, to other bank accounts of people covertly involved in the economic crisis.

The deeply impoverished Caribbean nation, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, has been paralyzed by an electoral crisis and continues to struggle to get back on its feet after being hobbled by the devastating 2010 earthquake.

UN peace keepers from Jordan and Brazil are trying to keep the country safe, even Hollywood moviestar Shawn Penn and others offered a helping hand into rebuilding Haiti back to humanitarian standards. But if the money suppliers are the ones causing the trouble in Port-au-Prince, than running around in circles is the best distraction to deploy.

AFP / AA edited News 2016.



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