40 millions de dollars de perfusion de la devise US pour les banques haïtiennes
- Thursday, 15 Décembre, 2011 10:59 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti (defend.ht) - Lors d'une convocation du gouverneur de la Banque du Castel République d'Haïti (BRH), Charles et le ministre des Finances, André Lemercier Georges, avec le Comité des finances du Sénat, 40 millions de dollars [Etats-Unis] a été perfusée dans le système bancaire dans le but de répondre à une pénurie de devises américaines.
On the 1st of December, Haitian banks began reporting a low inventory of U.S. bills and answered by limiting withdrawals of U.S. currency to only $500.00 [US].
President of the Senate Finance Committee, Jocelerme Privert (Nippes/Inite) denounced the banks' measures recalling the legal limit is $10,000.00 [US].
Governor of the BRH, Charles Castel, announced he would release $40 million [US] cash into the market to answer the problem. It was not declared where the cash would come from but earlier in the week Senator Jean Hector Anacacis (Ouest/Inite) suggested a $1.5 billion reserve of U.S. currency that was maintained in the case of emergency by former President Rene Preval.
At the senate hearing Castel also answered questions about the President's National Fund for Education (FNE) which since June has placed a tax on international calls and money transfers. Castel announced $4.8 million [US] to be in the account and said this amount is what has been collected through a $1.50[US] tax on money transfers. Castel admitted that he did not have any information regarding taxes collect on international phone calls.
The estimated amount of money unaccounted for through the phone tax is on the order of $40 million [US] as of December. To this day no information has been made public regarding these funds, how much has been collected or used.
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