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Frantz
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Quote of the day

Post by Frantz » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:54 pm

Quote of the day:
[quote]...The folks going to the Donor Conference are probably the folks who created Haiti's current economic condition. Should we expect change for the better from the same folks who gave us change for the worse?[/quote]
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-m ... 18358.html

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Post by Tayi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:24 pm

Ouch.

I must express my disappointment when I hear Preval mention the necessary elements for development and reconstruction. He talked about infrastructure (good), education (good), contribution of the diaspora (good) BUT he never mentioned AGRICULTURE!!!!!!! I feel like all the things above are just ways of saying let us keep doing things the way we have always done them (centralized in PAP with no attention given to the base of the country--the peasantry, agriculture etc) while expecting different results. I think that may be called insanity.

Maybe I did not hear everything correctly which since I did not hear the whole speech that he gave to the UN today (apparently our National Television Station of Haiti (TNH) did not see the importance of airing the whole conference while other foreign media were airing it).

Anyway, yes let us invest in infrastructure: roads, electricity, water (SWEWAGE WOULD BE GREAT) and of course country wide EDUCATION, but please let us never forget agriculture and the peasants lest we will always be dependent on others to feed us.

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Post by Guysanto » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:21 am

Tayi, here's the link to the conference in full:
http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/ ... ction.aspx

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