ELECTRICITY A PRIORITY FOR PRESIDENT MARTELLY
(Haiti Libre) -
President Michel Martelly, has proceeded, yesterday Monday, September 26, 2011, to the opening of work on the energy sector in Haiti. The ceremony was held at the Ritz Kinam Hotel in the presence of Joseph Williams of CARICOM, Minister Jacques Gabriel of Public Works, Transportation and Communications (MTPTC), Garry Valdémar, Director General of Electricity of Haiti (EDH) and representatives of various organizations and associations operating in this sector.
"I expect from your thoughts that you identify the lines of action from which, will be developed and established a rational, pragmatic policy of energy in Haiti" ...said the Head of State during a workshop...
President Martelly said that he was aware of various problems related to energy in Haiti, stating EDH, the state company responsible for the distribution of electricity in the country, has only 200,000 subscribers for a population of over 8 million. Consequently, the Head of State announced that it will take all necessary steps to implement a coherent structure of the energy sector, which will come from the convergence of the efforts and initiatives of the private and public sectors.
The Head of State is convinced that the country must have the electricity infrastructure necessary for the development of industry, creating jobs and improving living conditions of the population. In addition to Education, the creation of Jobs, the Environment and the establishment of the Rule of Law, President Martelly, said that energy is now one of the priorities of his five-year term.