Haiti - Security : The army will bring money into the coffers of the Haitian State !
"...The Commission is vested of a dual mission by the President of the Republic. The first mission was to give to the President, the outlines, a timetable. We had 40 days to do it and we have fulfilled this mission in 21 days by delivering to the President of the Republic, Friday, December 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm, the preliminary report of the Commission [...] the second mission of the Commission which is the largest, will begin. This is a dialogue between different sectors of national life, to hear their views on the project and also for than us commissioners, we present them the project, that we explained to them what to do, what will be this force and what will not be this force.
We will have an army that will be based outside the cities, we know that we will have a Republican army, close to the people, of defensive type and small in size. We also know that we will have an army where there will be a body of engineering and health, we know we will have foresters, because we have forests that should be guarded by the army, it's he only way to save what is necessary to save. This army will also have as mission to guard the border, what the national police can not do. There is a smuggling on the border, a loss of income for the State estimated between 300 and 500 million dollars [...] the State loses money, the State is unable to make enter this money in its coffers by locking the 83 crossings on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic where passes clandestinely the flow of goods these goods will have to pass through one of the four customs [Ouanaminthe, Belladère, Malpasse and Anse à Pitre] and this will bring money into the coffers of the state. This army will make earn money to the Haitian state.
What happened on November 18 was that there were people who had good and bad intentions, but who had not understood what the President Martelly wanted to do, a completely new army [...] what the President did was to choose a way much more gradual, much less spectacular in order to achieve [...] to the realization of his project. I believe that during the mandate of the Head of State, we will see the force up and provide service to honor the successor of President Martelly in 2016."
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