October 20, 2019
Bad Traduction by Collins,
Luis Alberto Moreno is not subtle: In an exclusive interview with Le Nouvelliste Thursday night, the president of the IDB demolished the private companies supplying electricity to the Ed’H. Moreno said, “There is no reason in today’s world for the energy produced by the three private companies to be so expensive. This is something that needs to be addressed, stressing that in order for the country to finally have access to credits at the international level, it is necessary to get out of the public deficit, created by the financing the sector involving ‘electric energy.’
With the announcement of the government attack on these companies, Moreno totally agrees with Jovenel Moise’s approach, with relation to renegotiation of the contracts of these private power suppliers.
SOGENOR, E-POWER and HAYTRAK.
” I totally agree. I think it’s very brave on the part of the president. I know that the different energy companies have not been Haiti’s best partners. I think that in any partnership, you need to have partners who, at the end of the day, do not look only at their own income but that of the people of Haiti. If they (companies) improved the conditions of the people, they would have done well. This is how we would like to see it,” continued IDB President Moreno.
“We are not the only donor to recognize the problems in Haiti’s electric power sector. If you ask any donor…. I’m talking about the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, important players and bilateral partners like the United States, Canada, all will tell you that they have the same concerns about the energy sector,” continued the IDB president, who was on a mission to Haiti, after the UN General Assembly in New York last September. The IDB boss says he sees a “real desire” in President Jovenel Moïse, to reform the energy sector. “I know it’s a serious challenge. We will be 100% behind him. He has our guarantee of support” promised Luis Alberto Moreno before making a wish.
“My wish for Haiti: I hope these companies ( SOGENOR, E-POWER and HAYTRAK) look very seriously at how they can really improve the lives of Haitians, and assume their responsibility, as good citizens – as they should. Nobody tells them they have to leave. It is only a matter of doing something that takes into account the good of the country, “ observed Moreno.
Privatization was one of the requirements, forced upon Jean Bertrand Aristide, in order for him to gain Clinton’s support for an invasion of Haiti. Once here, Aristide avoided completion of this promise (In fact, years earlier, Aristide had spoken to his then Prime Minister, Smarc Michel, insisting that no thought of Privatization should ever be considered, in Haiti, because of its predictably disastrous results.)
Duvalier once said that 65% of his budget as covered from revenues from the Privatized State Industries.
Privatization was just a Clinton effort to make Haiti a true Beggar State, dictated to by those who had the funding we need to survive.
President Preval had no such moral considerations, and sold off the State-owned business for pennies on the dollar, to friends. The contracts involved, were terribly biased, but did contain the requirement that those who now controlled these industries, would pay the State 30% from the profits.
To date, not a single penny of this 30% has been paid to the State.