Ariel Henry updates his Cabinet
Updated: Nov 26, 2021
Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of the country following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
The appointments come as Haiti struggles with a rise in violence, kidnappings and ongoing fuel shortages blamed on powerful gangs that have blocked gas distribution terminals.
“You accepted this under difficult conditions,” Henry told his new Cabinet.
He appointed eight ministers to a variety of positions including foreign affairs, justice, education, public works department and health.
Among those appointed is Jean Victor Geneus, who will replace Claude Joseph as minister of foreign affairs and worship.