Rouzier Says He Will Throw Out Clinton-Chaired Reconstruction Commission
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:26 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti â€” The businessman designated by President Martelly to be the next prime minister wants to scrap the earthquake reconstruction commission co-chaired by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Daniel-Gerard Rouzier says the 27-member commission is "dysfunctional" and has failed to accomplish much reconstruction. Rouzier tells The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he would replace the commission with a government agency.
The commission was established after the January 2010 earthquake because international donors wanted assurances that reconstruction would be orderly and free of the corruption that has long plagued Haiti. But it has been criticized for its slow progress.
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Source: Associated Press