Haiti Superior Court of Audits questions Fiscal Report Irregularities

Haiti's Superior Courts and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) has released its report for the 2013- 2014 fiscal year, citing many irregularities in it. Chief among alleged misappropriation of funds is the abuse of the 2012 emergency law enacted to provide relief to Haitians that experienced crop losses and damage to their properties as a result of storms Isaac and Sandy. The report claims underhanded handling of contracts by the government in backroom deals with suspiciously high amounts and obfuscation of the details.


The CSCCA found 33% of 30 projects were non-existent paid out of Petrocaribe funds. Of those 33%, 13% had "serious irregularities". CSCCA will audit those projects to find out who is defrauding the Haitian people.

The CSCCA also inferred much of government spending is hurting the nation's economy. This is due to the fact the government is awarding over 50% of contracts to foreign companies. The CSCCA also found the government is routinely ignoring the guidelines implemented for awarding contracts to foreign companies. A further analysis reveals three foreign contractors have been awarded 68% of contracts.

Another fact cited in the report is many projects are not being completed. The Delmas-Carrefour overpass, scheduled to have completed in July 2014, remains unfinished. Other projects are experiencing the same lack of transparency on how the money is being spent while work delays make meeting the completion deadline impossible. CSCCA says government resources are being misused, destroying Haiti's ability to successfully compete for projects.

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