CHARLES HENRY BAKER URGES HAITIAN GOVERNMENT TO SHED LIGHT ON CORRUPTION CHARGES
(Defend Haiti) -
PORT-AU-PRINCE - The chairman of the political party “Respect”, Charles Henry Baker, is worried because of the many abuses of the Haitian authorities. He deplored the absence of the head of state, which gives an opportunity for other abuses.
Among others, the Businessman condemns the refusal of ministers to answer a summons from the outgoing Prime Minister, while the country is facing a security crisis.
Meanwhile, Charles Henry Baker requests that light be shed on the accusations of the Dominican journalist Nuria Pierra. According to Mr. Baker, Haitian institutions like the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies, and the Unit for the Fight against Corruption (ULCC) must, at the request of the head of state, investigate allegations of corruption.
The Dominican journalist indicated that Senator Bautista had granted more than $2 million to President Martelly during the election campaign, and after he was elected President.
Mr. Baker, who was also a presidential candidate, says that he has not been contacted by the Dominican Senator. I would have refused anyway, says Mr. Baker, adding that the charges against Mr. Martelly also mess the country's image.
Asked about the police protest, Mr. Baker argued that the response of the law enforcement personnel is due to a lack of confidence in the judiciary.
Speaking at the broadcast of “Le Point” on TV Metropole, Mr. Baker expressed concern because of rumors of corruption related to the ratification process of the Prime Minister-designate. He said that rumors of bribes dirty the image of the Senate.