THE DIASPORA WISHES A MINISTER OF MHAVE TO COME FROM THEIR COMMUNITY
(Haiti Libre) -
While Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe is preparing to present soon his general policy statement, and present to Parliament the new team of the executive, Edwin Paraison, the former Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE), urges the Government to allow the Diaspora to lead this ministry, by choosing a member of the communities from the outside as the next holder.
Edwin Paraison notes that compared to other sectors of the country, the presentation of the General Policy of Government Conille, contained no anticipation of government action towards this other part of the Haitian Nation, living outside the country. He regrets that for the development of this General Policy "there had been consultations with various sectors, except with the diaspora." He considers this unacceptable....
To try to remedy this unfortunate situation, the diaspora has defined a profile for the next minister of MHAVE and hopes that their expectations will be considered by the team in power before the next ministerial appointments.
Profile of the minister of MHAVE desired by the diaspora (male or female):
The minister of MHAVE must be an active member or have lived and been active for at least 5 years, in the community life of the diaspora;
Leader of a community organization, academic institution, religious, union or entrepreneurship renowned;
He must master at least one of the two official languages (French or Creole), and the language of his host country;
Be a person well known in his home community, having demonstrated leadership;
Demonstrate an ability to bring people together;
Having facilities/ability to work with all political sectors and local and international agencies;
Imbued with issues of interest of the diaspora, and knowing the socio-political reality of Haiti;
Capable of ensuring a balanced official management, of Haiti's relations with all communities of the diaspora;
Knowing negotiation techniques, or mastering the approach of participatory projects;
Politically neutral in Haiti, in the host countries of the diaspora.