EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF THE HOUSE OF MEMBERS AND A DELEGATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (Press Release)
Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, May 24, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The Office of the House of Deputies, chaired by the Honorable Gary Bodeau, received this Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Legislative Palace, a delegation of the ad hoc Group for Haiti of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organization. [19659003Thisimportantmeetingwasanopportunityforbothpartiestodiscussvariouspointsincludingthecountry'spoliticalsituationsymbolizedbygrowinginsecurityandtheabsenceofagovernmentaswellastheexaggerateddevaluationofthegourdbycomparedtotheUSdollar
Also, was there any question for the members of the Bureau to address such topics as: governance, poverty, the economic crisis, gender equity, the electoral law, the budget and expirat The Haitian-Taiwanese agreement is coming soon.
“The Lower House is not part of the problem, but rather the solution,” proclaimed the elected representative of the Delmas Constituency.
In this sense, the Deputies try to sensitize the Honorable Senators on the need to endow the country with a government capable of providing solutions to the many evils that plague the country.
According to the President, this government will also have the mission to fight against smuggling, which he identifies as a real obstacle to the country's socio-economic progress; a struggle which, according to him, must go through the application of a rigorous policy in this area.
While it is true that he is not against the replacement of UNMIJUSTH by a Special Political Mission, M Bodeau believes that it should be more pragmatic.
Invited to intervene on the issue of gender equity, the First Secretary of the Bureau, Mrs. Marie Gladice St Jean LUNDY, believes that there is a real need in the country to combat and eradicate violence against women and girls in order to achieve a society where equality between men and women becomes evident.
All in all, the elected representative of the Constituency of Tabarre, the Honorable Caleb Desrameaux, for his part pleaded for the establishment of institutions required by the Haitian Constitution, including the Constitutional Court, to strengthen our young democracy in its infancy.