Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Mr. Jack Guy Lafontant, of the Presidents of the two Houses of Parliament, Senator Youri Latortue and Deputy Cholzer Chancy took part Monday in the Center Of the State Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) convention, at the presentation ceremony of the Legislative Agenda for the year 2017.
Speaking before his audience, the President said that throughout the campaign, "I keep reminding myself that my mandate would be:
- that of continuity, in order to inscribe in the long run the public policies that work for the benefit of the population; that of correcting public policies whose results are not equal to the expectations and which cost too much compared to what they relate to society; that of innovation, when it comes to doing more and better without necessarily having to mobilize more resources(...)
Never have the challenges faced by this country been so difficult, nor have the opportunities for sustainable recovery been so great. While we have to find rapid and lasting responses to the great misery of the people of the country, especially in the regions devastated by the hurricane Matthew, the resources available to the State are becoming scarcer. With the accelerated depreciation of the gourde caused by political instability, the budgetary resources available to the State represent, in real terms, less than half of what they were just five years ago.
It is through innovation, that is, by our ability to do things differently and to make them better while we have no more resources that we are going to emerge as people. This country has forged itself into the clay of these unfavorable circumstances. After decades, I say, after centuries of turpitude and destructive disorder, we have today, together, the possibility to restore it standing in the honor and dignity of each of its daughters, each of its son."