|Friday, 27 April 2012 11:31|
UPDATE: President Michel Martelly returns to Haiti on Monday, April 30.
President Michel Martelly reassures the public of his recovery after being hospitalized last week in a Miami hospital for a blood clot in his lung.
The president remains in Miami recovering from his emergency procedure, and is awaiting final authorization from medical staff to return to Haiti. No date yet has been announced for his return.
"The Head of State wishes to thank the members of government, civil society, parliamentarians, religious organizations and the Haitian people at large for their unconditional support," stated a palace press release on the president's condition.
Meanwhile other state officials tackle issues in his absence. Outgoing prime minister Garry Conille was also in Miami this past week at the Sustainatopia conference to encourage the Diaspora to invest in Haiti.
And on the home front, authorities are still struggling with a reunited band of ex-soldiers pushing for the revival of the Haitian army. The group has refused to disband and last week disrupted a legislation meeting to demand from officials the return of the army.
From his recovery in Miami, Martelly, who also campaign on promises for the army's return, condemned the group's actions.
"The presidency wants order and public peace to be maintained throughout the national territory and reminds all once again that the constitution of a new public force can only be done in an orderly manner with discipline and with respect to the law," he said in a statement.
|Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2012 12:15|