Submitted to AlterPresse on January 18, 2022
CITIZENS‘ INITIATIVE OF NEW YORK
December 10, 2021
The Citizens’ Initiative of New-York is a group of conscientious Haitian citizens, who meet regularly to reflect calmly and deeply on the events occurring in our motherland to which we are organically attached. We think on these dire circumstances that threaten to put our country on its knees. The Citizens’ Initiative, as much as many compatriots and Haiti sympathizers in the diaspora, is witnessing Haiti threading at the edge of a precipice dug by corruption, insecurity, rape, theft, assassinations, etc.
We still remember Pope Jean Paul II’s cry of alarm, during his 1983’s short visit in Haiti: Things must change. Today, Representatives of all sectors of the country stand and say that enough is enough: Workers, peasants, entrepreneurs, artists, intellectuals, street and traveling merchants, and all conscientious citizens are uniting to counter this tragic problem in dignity and with patriotism. In this context, we of the Citizens’ Initiative of New York decide to rise up to assist and support the Montana Accord.
What Is The Montana Accord?
The Montana Accord is the result of discussions, debates, efforts of ‘conscientization’, and mobilization throughout the country, outreach to groups of different political tendencies. Way before the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a team of citizens from the civil society made it their mission to reflect collectively on Haiti’s situation and start this process. From time to time, they would issue a progress report. In August 30th 2021, women and men, from different organizations and points of the land join at the Hotel Montana to give birth formally to the Accord. Quickly thereafter, 900 signatures were collected.
The Montana Accord contains the demands that the people had been voicing since the great uprising of July 6, 7, 8th of July 2018. The Accord stated clearly that Haitians should solve their problems without the interference of other countries. Many foreigners agree and applaud. The Accord declares that a transitional government will be set for 2 years, to give the country time to turn its back on all the past malfeasance. A justice system would be established to redress the theft of the PetroCaribe loan issued by Venezuela and sundry corruption scandals, and collar the authors of the different massacres on the slums, that occurred during the last 3 years. With the required consensus and honesty, a National Council of Transition (Cnt) to choose the next president and prime minister, along with an Organization of control of said transition (Oct) will be built. A road map of sorts will be developed to guide members and sympathizers. A bureau (Bsa) will be created to follow up on all programs and activities to be done.
Let’s Support The Montana Accord
In agreement with the general program and sentiments exposed above, The Citizens Initiative of New York support the Montana Accord. We expect the road to be long and arduous, but, with determination, constancy and responsive leadership, we shall prevail and reach our objectives. Through an election conducted by patriotic Haitians, we can build a Democratic, state- of- law nation for all Haitians, without foreign domination. Without you, this national project will not be achieved.
Please sign this declaration as an expression of your support: https://chng.it/NwyYDVyC
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