Haiti Reconstruction - Demolition Begins in Downtown Port-au-Prince in areas declared for Public Utility (d'Utilité Publique)


Haiti - Demolition of Rue De La Reunion, Downtown Port-au-Prince
Did you know? A big chunck of downtown Port-au-Prince Haiti has been declared for public utility (eminent domain, as they say in the USA). Demolition has begun on that part or downtown Port-au-Prince and some local residents are crying foul play...

I know someone who own a property in that part of Downtown Port-au-Prince who told be the government of Haiti paid a nice chunk of change that property but it looks like not everyone is saying the same thing.

According to an article published in Le Nouvelliste, some residents are complaining about the way in which authorities are demolishing the buildings. some are complaining that they have not received any compensation.

Michel Presumé, Secretary of State of Planification, said Monday in a press conference that the compensation money is in the bank however homeowners have to present their ORIGINAL property title in order to be compensated...

I don't know if you will agree with me but it has been proven difficult of know exactly who own what in Haiti... You know what I mean?

One more issue that Michel Presumé addressed is the fact that there are actual homeowners who already received compensation for their homes from the government who have turned back around and rented that same property for profit.

What do you think about this?

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Comments...

Louiji What was the criteria used to declare the area public utility? This cavalier way of doing this is typical to the administration of governments of... see more
Reply · June 04 at 2:48 PM
Patrick Princivil Sé normal pou tout salop zyé vèt itilizé sèvo yo sou pèp Haïsyen paské 3 partis politik nan payi d'Haiti nan... see more
Reply · June 04 at 12:24 PM
Le Nouvelliste Le processus de démolition des maisons se poursuit au centre-ville de Port-au-Prince. Mais ce ne sont plus seulement les pelles... see more
Reply · June 04 at 11:48 AM

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