PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) -The international community, through the World Bank, has already submitted a bill to a Haitian Parliament that has not even been elected yet denounced presidential candidate, Jean-Charles Moïse, who said the next, the 50th Legislature is of great importance to Haitians.
In February of 2015, the Global Justice Clinic at the NYU School of Law said the World Bank was refusing to consider Haitian communities’ complaints about the mining law they had been drafting for Haiti. The issue of Haiti’s billions and billions in oil, gold and other minerals is the battle taking place in the country’s elections which is of high interest to the international community.
“Elections haven’t even taken place, a Parliament hasn’t even sat yet, and the mining dossier is already in the Parliament,” said the 3-time mayor of Milot, Haiti, Jean-Charles Moïse.
He told the Haitian-American television station, Tele Louange (@39:30), that the Parliament had a lot of importance to his party and that they would be supporting any legislative candidates running against the greater Tèt Kale regime, which includes PHTK and ally parties, Bouclier, AAA and Verite.
The candidate for Pitit Dessalines made the comments during an interview from Boston in late September 2015. In response to the possibility that a President Jean-Charles Moïse could face a Parliament majority against him, the former Senator for the North Department said:
“The Parliament has a lot of importance to us… for example, elections haven’t even taken place, the international community – listen well – the international community, via the World Bank, has already submitted, a bill or proposition, I don’t know what to call it, it’s on the issue of mines.”
“Elections are not even finished, we don’t have a Parliament in place, and dossier on mines is already submitted inside the Parliament. It is for this, this the battle is taking place.”
“There are people who think this is something personal between Moïse and Martelly, I say no. The battle that is going on here is about mines. It’s about oil and gold.”