Haitian Officials Admit Missing $26 Million Is Being Used To Produce 'I Love You Anne 2'
Monday, 28 November 2011 00:00
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Amid mouting pressure over the whereabouts of the $26 million missing from Haiti's National Fund for Education (FNE), the Martelly administration was forced to publicly acknowledge that the money is being used to finance We love You Anne, the highly anticipated sequel to Tonton Bicha's 2003 smash hit comedy I love You Anne.
"On behalf of the president, I want to take this moment to inform the Haitian people that the 'missing' funds are, in fact, accounted for," said Martelly spokesperson Lucien Jura at a press conference. "The money is being spent to fund We love You Anne as we speak."
Jura explained that the Martelly administration attempted to keep the heavily secretive project under wraps for months. However, the growing calls for a full public inquiry into the controversy forced the government to reveal the film earlier that they have wished.
"The president gave us strict orders not to talk about the movie," said Jura. "But, rest assured, the money is being well invested."