As the Haitian government takes back control of its borders, some relief groups are now complaining of how the bureaucracy is causing delay to aid delivery in the country.
“We haven’t been able to distribute food for two weeks,” said Paloma Rivera, an official of Dominican Republic-based nonprofit Quisqueya in Action, as quoted by Fiza News.
Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive stressed the necessity of border controls in blocking contrabands and raising revenues from import fees. Delays, he said, are expected due to the heavy traffic across borders.
Some truck drivers reported bribing customs agents to avoid more hassle, according to Fiza News.