Haiti – Politic: Edmond Mulet expresses his frustration
Edmond Mulet, the former head of the UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti, who will be replaced on June 1 by the Chilean Mariano Fernandez, expressed in the Latin press his feeling of “great frustration”. He estimates that despite 30 years of experience in Haiti, the International Community (CI) has carried out “hundreds of projects in this country which have no real value”. In addition, Mr. Mulet believes that the IC is jointly responsible for the weakness of Haitian institutions, due to its tendency not to want to work with these institutions.
He calls on Haiti to break the umbilical cord with the CI, to achieve an “autonomous” country, which will require economic development to do so. Let us remind the Haitian authorities that there will be no national or international investments without a basic framework, without a real rule of law.
According to him, investors are discouraged when they find that in Haiti there is no cadastre, there is no reliable register of property, or commercial building codes essential to business development. “There are commercial courts, but no justice …” adding that “the average daily work of a judge in Haiti is 52 minutes …”
Edmond Mulet will resume his former post of United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations on June 17.
S / HaitiLibre