Prend Martelly rôle actif dans la reconstruction de la Commission
- Saturday, Avril 09, 2011 5:19 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE - Le président élu Michel Martelly a rencontré les présidents de la Commission Reconstruction d'Haïti intérimaire (CIRH), vendredi, pour discuter des moyens d'accélérer la reconstruction d'Haïti atone.
IHRC Chairs, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and Former U.S. President Bill Clinton briefed the freshman head of state on the commission's goals.
Unlike his predecessor and current president, Martelly seeks to take a more active role in the recovery commission.
"Now, I can say to the IHRC, here is the direction we must take, here is what the Haitian people want and I await the results," Martelly told the AFP following the briefing.
At the meeting, they identified four ways to speed up progress: improve coordination with the government; strengthen institutional capacity; disburse money more quickly; and accelerate governmental policy reforms.
Clinton has begun to call on international donors to honor their pledges, and to give the money without dicatating where or how it should be used.
"Even though we're moving in the right direction, much still remains to be done," Clinton said in a statement.
"Today we discussed specific measures to accelerate the progress of the recovery efforts, ensuring that we build back a better future for the Haitian people," he added.
The President-elect didn't express complete satisfaction with the plans, he would later say "if there are no results, we'll see what decision to take."
Selon l' AFP , the priority programs include: $100 million for removal and establishment of additional dump sites; $56 million needed for the next 12 months to prevent a food security emergency; and many underfunded education programs, including a national school feeding plan.
"We have a comprehensive plan and a series of key programs that are ready to be implemented but we can only rebuild as fast as funds are disbursed," Bellerive said in a statement.
The reconstruction commission was created shortly after the January 2010 earthquake. The Martelly administration will take over full responsibility of reconstruction in October, when the IHRC's mandate ends.
87 reconstruction projects are currently underway across Haiti.
As to the future, the Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said, "yes, it is important that international donors honor their commitment, yes it is important that the everyone helps. But in the end, the future of Haitian people is in their hands."