Saturday May 30, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) –
Subject: Request for citizen solidarity and political support
The Leogânais committed and mobilized under the banner of the Mouvement des Cultivateurs and Léogâne Distillers, and supported by the Haitian Diaspora, require your intervention with the Presidency in the matter of the reopening of the Jean Léopold Dominique Sugar Factory in Darbonne (USJLDD).
We have exhausted all peaceful, moral and administrative channels with the government during our struggle to request the transfer of the administration and management of the USJLDD to the Léogânaise community, more precisely to the planters of the city. As a reaction, in combination with apologies from pays-lock, petro challenge and Covid-19, the Presidency has shown only indifference, disinterestedness, casualness, carelessness, pretense and unfulfilled promises.
In fact, on September 10, 2019, we met the agricultural sector of the Presidency and the Deputation of Léogâne who both of us demanded to submit to them documents listing our potential sources of funding, our profitability strategies and our reasonable measures to keep the factory on the heritage and economic base of the city. The day after this renocntre, on September 11, we succeeded in a peaceful Léogâne rally and march to explain to the community and to the press the mission and the final state of the movement.
Although devoid of any logical sense , with a critical mind and rational orientation, on November 11, 2019 and June 2, 2020, we have submitted to the government for approval all the documents required of us. We also made sure to conduct follow-ups which only reinforced the government's indifference to the spinoffs and positive socio-economic changes linked to the reopening of the factory.
In this sense, always wanting to carry the 'weapon of dialectics, we tell you about the obstacle that obstructs the economic freedom of citizens, the production of sugar cane in the south of the country and the increase in purchasing power of each Haitian. We would like you to intervene with the government in order to collect data concerning the real reasons why our pragmatic and realistic demands remain ignored. And if not better, we invite you to join us in the question of driving the train to the final destination.
M. Senator, we are available to meet with you at your convenience to further discuss the obstructions that the movement has experienced and is experiencing from its launch to today.
For the Committee:
Dr . Bobb Rousseau