Martelly calls on Diaspora during a visit to Miami while the international community seeks to avert a new Haiti crisis.


In addition to enticing Haitians to return home, Martelly also courted the Diaspora for dollars to help him achieve one of many campaign promises. He is proposing that $1 on every $100 wire transfer to Haiti, and a 5-cent levy on every telephone minute go into an education fund to help him achieve his promise of free education. The phone levy would raise an estimated $36 million a year, while the wire transfers about $50 million, he said.

“The Diaspora will be able to send 860,000 kids to school for free and change their lives,’’ he said.


As a result of the delay in the certification, only 78 members of parliament convened late Monday.

Martelly, who has said he would like an independent Haitian-led investigation of the elections process, said Monday, “I am confident that they will be resolved within the next weeks.’’

Read more:http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/25/2184749/martelly-diaspora-should-help.html

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