In September, Emmanuel Macron had indeed proposed an increase in the financing of the Chlordecone plan of one million euros, but by 2020.
At the end of September, during a trip to the West Indies, Emmanuel Macron had heard that the state was supposed to "Take responsibility" in the clordecone scandal, e "Advance on the path of reparation" of its devastation. Two months later, the National Assembly rejected, on November 9, a new increase in the credit plan to fight against this pesticide used for some time in the Caribbean to fight an insect that devastated the banana plantations, and suspected of having poisoned the soil and populations.
What is the Chlordecone scandal, this ultra-toxic pesticide?
The elected Martinique Serge Letchimy (socialist group) had asked in the framework of the financial account for 2019 to bring the Chlordecone plan, set at 2 million euros for the next year – a stable figure compared to 2018 – to 4 million euro, to accelerate the elimination of land. But the proposal was rejected with 18 votes to 9.
Two million euros, this represents "Financial twigs compared to an extremely serious situation"Letchimy said, underlining the commitment of the President of the Republic. In September, Emmanuel Macron had indeed proposed an increase in the financing of the Chlordecone plan of one million euros, but by 2020. An amendment to this effect had been voted by the Financial Committee. In session, the special rapporteur of Mohamed Laqhila (MoDem) has withdrawn an amendment that had a € 1 million increase since 2019.
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The Rogue, who had asked for the creation of a commission of inquiry at the beginning of October to shed light on this "Human Scandal", in the meantime has tried unsuccessfully to break down the Chlordecone plan of about 6.4 million euro.