Haiti - Politic : Intervention of President Moïse at the symposium on corruption
Excerpts from President Moïse's speech :
"[...] Corruption is a threat to the country's economic development and stability. Financial and economic resources that should be used for social purposes are diverted for the benefit of a corrupt and perverse elite or oligarchy.
Corruption should not be seen as a mere fact of society, because its devastating effects are at an inestimable cost to the progress of the country. It must be fought with the utmost rigor
Corruption undermines the legitimacy of governments and undermines democratic values. It weakens the State, undermines its credibility and even weakens the confidence of the populations in public institutions.
Corruption hinders the adoption of fair and effective laws, as well as the enforcement of laws and the enforcement of court action. The fight against corruption goes hand in hand with strengthening the rule of law and good governance [...]
[...] The fight against corruption is not easy. You don't always know who you are fighting against. It is not without reason that these forces are called : dark forces. [...]
People must know the truth. People must be able to clearly identify who is on their side and who is not on their side. Who is his friend and who is his enemy. Who speaks the truth and who lies to him, who is in corruption, who is not in corruption.
The role of the State is to promote justice and social equity. It is not to side with the rich and abandon the poor [...] Today, the eyes of the people remain open to ask the authorities of the State for transparency and explanation. Therefore, you Prime Minister, Minister, all other officials who manage state funds, I ask you to cooperate with our oversight institutions. This is the best way to get involved in the fight against corruption."