More than 200 citizens joined the Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Defense, Me Thierry Mayard-Paul, the mayor of Fort Liberte, Charles Pierre Moise and the Divisional Delegate of North-east, to Charles Hugo to identify the priority needs of their community and propose potential solutions on the occasion of the fourth community coffee “Katye pam poze” held in Fort Liberté, April 20, 2012.
The goal of “Katye pam Poze” is to invite people in different communities in the country to participate in decisions that could promote good governance, economic development, job creation and service delivery public. These dialogues coffee, launched since mid-March in Jacmel and which continued in Leogane and Port-de-Paix, the past week, are a key aspect of the participatory approach of KPP, “said Mr. PAUL MAYARD.
The interior minister also stressed that apart from all of these actions within the KPP includes the reinforcement of mitigation efforts by natural disasters, the improvement of the delivery of health services, housing and education ; the renovation of public spaces, the development of local civic initiatives and job creation in tandem with the private sector.
“Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the Haitian people by ensuring that the communities where they live are prosperous and safe. Strengthen the capacity of citizens to enable them to manage and maintain programs and facilities at local KPP is very important for our administration. Once the local needs are identified through the bars, and extensive research on community development in the field, a detailed plan will be developed for each of the ten pilot communities, with sub-priority programs, which will guarantee access to basic social services and citizen security,” added Mr. PAUL MAYARD.
For its part, the Mayor, Charles Pierre Moise, took the opportunity to express deep satisfaction with the Interior Minister, Coordinator of the decentralization program. He did not miss the opportunity to invite the people of Fort-Liberté by taking action that can project a different image of their community. “Today we will begin to reap the rewards in Fort-Liberté through the implementation of the program “Katye Pam Poze,” designed specifically for you. Therefore, it is important to give our full support to the KPP. Each step in this initiative aims to improve the quality of life in this community,” he said.
Mr. Hugo Charles, departmental delegate of North East, presented his thanks to the Interior Minister for honoring the city of Fort-Liberté of his presence, participate in this session working and thinking which seeks the well-being of residents. Mr. Charles also advised that this action reflects the government’s willingness to give effect to the decentralization plan, counting on the participation of every Haitian.
“This coffee here in Fort-Liberté, is an opportunity for every citizen to write a page of history positive for the country. Greet this new day dawning in Haiti, our President and his administration that supports the one hundred percent decentralization program. We should give our full support to this project,” he advised.
Note that many students in their final year of the city of Fort-Liberté also took part in the meeting. They have not hesitated to reflect, discuss and propose solutions to their common problems. Their interventions have attracted the attention of government officials and local elected officials of the city. A series of intervention that convinced the political authorities to believe that young people want to get involved too much in the process of structural reinforcement and infrastructure in their locality.
The Ministry of Interior, Local Authorities and National Defense implemented to increase local and international cooperation could provide concrete and positive changes to achieve the vision of President of the Republic which is a sustainable development for the country.