Haitian Senate receive first report on PetroCaribe probe
The President of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA), Pierre Volmar Demesyeux, has presented a copy of the report on the management of projects financed by the PetroCaribe funds to the Speaker of the Senate Carl Murat Cantave.
“It’s a new page, and I think posterity will enjoy this new page of history. The Senate will accompany and take all the necessary measures so that this file can lead without delay,” Cantave said when handed the report late Thursday.
Cantave has since presented the report to Senator Youri Latortue, the President of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
“We will analyse the report before submitting it to the Assembly of Senators…who will send the 236-page report of the Court to the prosecution for the necessary follow-up action,” Latortue said.
As part of its audit mission, the CSC/CA reviewed various documents as well as data from various information systems in the management of Petrocaribe funds including transfers from the PetroCaribe Fund’s bank accounts at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) and the National Bank of Credit (BNC).
It also reviewed the disbursements of funds authorized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to sectoral ministries as well as autonomous agencies to implement projects.
After several months the Haitian Senate now has in its possession the report on the Petrocaribe case, conducted by the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (Cscca).