Friday, December 8, 2023

The former president of Haiti defended the use of the Masacre River

Privert, who also headed the National Assembly (parliament) before the head of state, considered Santo Domingo’s reaction to the project to build an irrigation canal in Haiti as “unexpected and disproportionate” and called on the two governments to talk to resolve the conflict.

In his opinion, the two municipalities will benefit from the source of water that passes through their respective territories for the development of agricultural production.

He also considered the interventions of the government on this issue before the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations and the meeting of the permanent council of the Organization of American States as important, while encouraging all patriots who are motivated by concern for the welfare largely to encourage these efforts. independent in his political involvement.

The former ruler encouraged the authorities of the two countries to follow the path of dialogue and criticized the extensive campaign of disdain and manipulation of public opinion by some actors who seek political visibility.

“Governments come and go with their projects and their dreams. On the other hand, the Haitian and Dominican people are condemned to live in peace on this land they share,” he said.

Privert also expressed his considerations about the multinational mission approved by the United Nations Security Council as a response to the situation of violence suffered in Haiti and stated that he understands the current hesitation due to the results of previous initiatives. cannot do so.face the national crisis alone.

“Haitians are already paying a high price for this widespread insecurity. In their daily lives, there are murders, kidnappings for ransom, looting, looting, and burning of the properties of peaceful citizens and thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons,” he said.

He noted that this is not the time to despair of nationalism and reject foreign aid in this area.

The mission should be led by Kenya, which also offers a thousand police officers, to which should be added officers from Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Barbados, in addition to logistical and economic support from the United States, Canada, and other countries.

However, internally, it creates doubts, while the memory of the UN Mission for Stability that spent 13 years in the country, identified cholera, and accused its members of rape and abuse is still valid.

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