Ariel Henry, the prime minister, does not appear to be giving in to popular pressures sparked by his government’s decision to raise fuel prices. Ariel Henry, during his address to the nation on September 18th, makes an ear to the people’s cries while camping on his position. He calls for calm and asks that the barricades be removed.
Nothing, according to Ariel Henry, can justify these excesses. “The adjustment to the increase does not justify the numerous degats recorded during these days,” declared the prime minister, who added that the demonstrations were led by gang leaders.
The prime minister emphasized that the money collected for oil prices will be used to boost national production, fund school canteen programs, establish more community restaurants, and launch job-creation initiatives in 571 community areas.