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Privert, Jean-Charles transforming the government with 15 new appointments

The government of Jocelerme Privert and Enex Jean-Charles is moving aggressively to take control over the control of the government left by Michel Martelly. In a Decree scheduled to be made public today (April 11, 2016) the government has appointed 15 individuals to various sectors of the administration, including Minister, Secretary General, Directors General, Chief of Staff and Secretary General at the Primature.

Here is the completed list of the appointees:

Former Colonel Antoine Atouriste, appointed Minister of Defence

Paul Harry Voltaire, appointed Secretary of State for Territorial Community.

Garry Joseph Mazile, appointed Director General a.i. of the Ministry of Culture,

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Martelly Government said it is Winning Battle against Corruption

For the first time in over two centuries, Haiti has been making serious headway in rooting out corruption in business and government sectors. Ninety-four suspects have been kept in custody, or charged for practicing corruption within the last year. The latest arrestee is Philippe Chatelin, a local businessperson, who was taken into custody as a suspect in a corruption and contraband scheme, with several Customs officials also participating.

Francisco Rene, Port-au-Prince prosecutor, said his department is committed to wiping out corruption, issuing a warning to those engaged in corruption they will be caught and prosecuted. Government officials claim 90 suspects have been brought in on fraud charges, relating to Haiti's education fund and other government programs.

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