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Government backs off decision to increase fuel prices


Haiti Beat Writer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – The Privert-Jean-Charles government, Thursday, decided to temporarily suspend its directive to raise fuel prices.

In this sense, the interim President of the Republic Jocelerme Privert, said he took note of the Senate’s Resolution voted, Tuesday, August 23, 2016, on the new rates of petroleum products.

The Head of State also said listening to the different reactions of civil society, particularly the transport unions.

Therefore, in agreement with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy and Finance, he decided to renew consultations with the sectors concerned in order to reach, as soon as possible, to better cooperation on the level of subsidies that the state can continue to grant to petroleum products without affecting, drastically, its ability to meet its obligations to the people.

In the meantime, the team Privert announced that the Minister of Economy and Finance agreed to publish, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, a notice of the temporary suspension of its last note on the new rates of petroleum products .

The President of the Republic appealed to the solidarity of all of society to preserve in his view, a climate conducive to the holding of elections in the country.

Meanwhile the Minister of Economy and Finance Yves Bastien was at the lower chamber.

While Mr. Bastien was trying to justify this decision.

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Post source : EJ/Radio Métropole Haïti

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