First Lady Visits Factories to Celebrate Haitian Workers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Following the occasion of the birth of the flag (May 18) to also celebrate the work of Haitian workers, the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Sophia Martelly, visited 4 textiles mills in the metropolitan area, on Thursday.

In honour of Catherine Flon which marked our history in sewing the Haitian flag, one of our most important national symbols, the First Lady of the Republic made tribute to a total of 12 (twelve) women, with three women, distinguished by their seniority, dedication and skills that qualify young hopes. These women also received as a gift from the First Lady, sewing machines to encourage them to move forward.

On the same day the First Lady, visited the centre of the CPD (the Civil Protection Directorate) emergency operation located in Delmas 2, to inquire about availability and the provisions taken by the State in the field of risk management and disaster for the cyclonic period beginning June 1. A meeting was held with the various entities concerned about the responses to provide in the event of natural disasters.

These visits meet the objectives that has set the first lady, to provide its full support to the cause of women and children.

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Source: Sophia Martelly

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