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I’m not a dictator, says Haiti president Jovenel Moise as he commits to tackling corruption

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I’m not a dictator, says Haiti president Jovenel Moise.

Haiti’s president has denied accusations of participating in a $2 billion (£1.5bn) corruption scheme, as he admitted on the tenth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that his country remains “in constant crisis”. Jovenel Moise on Sunday visited the memorial at the nation’s largest mass grave, where tens of thousands of bodies were unceremoniously dumped by diggers. Over 300,000 people died in the January 12 quake – the worst to hit Haiti in 200 years – and 1.3 million were left homeless. A decade on from the disaster, the country remains in ruins. Over $13 billion in aid has been allocated to Haiti in the intervening time, of which half has been distributed. Yet an estimated 35,000 people still live in temporary housing; annual per capita income remains at $800; and basic infrastructure of water and electricity is scarce. Furthermore, Mr Moise, who took power in January 2017, finds himself with no prime minister, no government, no budget, and, as of Monday no parliament.

Sources: The Telegraph

Written by: radiointernational

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