Haiti town hall initiative further connects government with communities

March24-2014HaitiDreams1Haitian government cabinet members hold a town hall meeting in the southern town of Jeremie

By Joe Colas

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — An initiative to organize a series of town hall meetings in different regions of Haiti has created more proximity between the Caribbean country’s government and communities which have engaged in an open dialogue over actions to be taken to meet people’s real needs, officials say.

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“It makes such a difference when you go on the ground, hear firsthand the demands and the priorities expressed by those who are targeted by the government’s actions,” Lamothe said.

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During the sixth meeting of the kind held on Saturday, Lamothe announced measures to support and help increase local agricultural production in Jeremie and surrounding districts, to increase police personnel, build more road infrastructure, hospitals, to set up community restaurants, computer labs, professional schools etc.

After each meeting, a follow-up commission is formed to make sure commitments made are materialized.

 

Read more: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Haiti-town-hall-initiative-further-connects-government-with-communities%2C-officials-say-20391.html

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