HAITIAN LAWMAKERS SAY TOO MANY SECRETARIES OF STATE
(Defend Haiti) -
PORT-AU-PRINCE - Parliamentarians denounced the creation by President Michel Martelly of 14 new Secretaries of State. They consider this a burden for the public treasury. The Martelly-Conille government has 18 Ministers and 19 Secretaries of State.
Before, 7 was the number of state secretaries. Today, it has increased to 19 with the arrival of the new team. 3 of them are attached to the Ministry of the Interior, two others are linked to the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training.
Two secretaries of state are also attached to Trade and industry Department, and Public works, transport and communication.
Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative) criticized such decisions. “The internal laws of these Ministries don’t mention creation of Secretaries of State attached to them. In addition, such structures are not budgeted for”, regrets the lawmaker.