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Haiti - Politic : Martelly inaugurates 1 high school and 3 hill lakes in the Northwest
15/12/2012 12:12:10

Haiti - Politic : Martelly inaugurates 1 high school and 3 hill lakes in the Northwest
The President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, accompanied among others by Senator Mélius Hyppolite and of Mr. Michel Chancy, Secretary of State for animal production, has officially proceeded, Friday, December 14th, in the communal section Raymond, Jean-Rabel (Northwest), at the inauguration of 3 hill lakes within the National Program of hill lakes and to the symbolic distribution of ten goats to five vulnerable families.

This new distribution program of goats aims for the first year 5,000 families with two goats each. After 5 years, each beneficiary family will have to make a donation of two goats to another family. Every year 5000 to 7500 new families will integrate this program of solidarity that will be implemented in the 140 communes of the country. The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development is responsible for its part of the training of beneficiaries in farming techniques.

By inaugurating the new hill lakes whose numbers is now of 21 in the Northwest, the Head of State wanted to show the importance he attaches to this department who must fight against drought. The Technical Coordinator of the National Programme of hill lakes, M. Wilson Célestin, indicated that 15 other lakes in this region will be built in the next 12 months.

The President Martelly given formal instructions to the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development so that it takes all arrangements to develop these lakes that will greatly help the peasants and contribute to the increase in domestic production.

Also in the Northwest, the Head of State, who makes pf the education his main workhorse, also inaugurated the High School of Mare-Rouge. The population has expressed his satisfaction and congratulated the President for his Universal Schooling Program Free and Compulsory.

The President Martelly took the opportunity to announce that he will work with his team to provide also to the communal section Raymond (Jean-Rabel) of a high school. Currently, the public school that serves the population receives 227 students and operates in a three bedroom house, according to its director, Mr. Metellus Délivrans.

The visit of the Head of State in the Northwest, the second in 5 months https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-6199-haiti-agriculture-the-president-martelly-on-a-crusade-for-the-food-self-sufficiency.html demonstrates its willingness to honor its commitment and its determination to honor its promises. Satisfied, the Senator Mélius Hyppolite and the Mayor of Jean-Rabel, Mr. Isaac Civil publicly sent their congratulations to President Martelly.

"I continue to work tirelessly to change the living conditions of the Haitian people by taking concrete action. During the election campaign, I promised free education to children. I kept that promise by allowing 1.2 million children to go to school for free," welcomed the Head of State, more and more determined to serve the population. "The challenges are enormous, but we must not stop on the way," finally advised the President Martelly.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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