President of Haiti calls for innovation, investment in energy sector
Posted in: Regional News | 03 November 2017 | 262
The 2017 edition of the CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) got off to an impressive start on Monday, 30 October, in Port au Prince, with His Excellency Jovenel Moïse, the President Haiti, participating in the opening session of a symposium. The event launched the CEM and brought together many of the actors in Haiti’s energy sector.
In his assessment of the Haitian sector, the Haitian President declared that he intended to “make universal and reliable access to energy a key factor of economic development”. He highlighted the country’s potential to utilise and develop clean, renewable sources of energy.
“But it’s not only a question of producing energy and making it accessible to people” said the President. “We also have to collect revenue. Energy cannot be free; everywhere in the world one has to pay for energy. This has to be properly reflected in our energy policy”.