HOPE FOR CHANGE: President Calls for Peace, Unity in New Year

Author  Edited from CMC

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – President Jovenel Moise, who withstood calls for his resignation throughout last year, is promising to work harder to improve the lives of Haitians in 2020.

In a message for the Christmas season, Moise, who came to power in 2017, noted that the new year must bring with it “hope for things to improve.

“Yes, they must improve, because we will continue to fight without giving up. We will fight for what is due to you will reach you. Every day we work hard in the midst of all difficulties, to unite for and put an end to the ying yang that divides us.

“We need good unity, unity between rich and poor. Unity between those from below and from above.

“Unity between black and fair skinned people. Unity between people from the outside and those from the city. Unity between the diaspora and the people living in Haiti,” Moise said.


The president is urging Haitians to “stand shoulder to shoulder, to refuse the abuses and violence that are done to our brothers and sisters.

“Let’s learn to hug the other to take the road of progress and true development,” he added.

Moise has been under pressure from Opposition political parties that have accuse him of corruption and have been staging violent street protests in a bid to force him out of power.

He has denied any wrongdoing and has instead called on the opposition to be part of the efforts to establish a government of national unity.