Haiti Diplomacy: Half of the employees and contractors in Haiti's embassies and consulates abroad have been fired!

When President Jovenel Moise came to power, he complained about the "obesity" in the diplomatic missions of Haiti aboard. Haitian consulates which were supposed to have 7 employees, have 70 employed, the president said. "We must degrease the diplomacy and make it more effective", he said. And degrease it, he did...

Haiti Obese : Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
Haiti Obese : Ministère des Affaires Etrangères

Out of the more than 1,000 employees and contractors in Haiti's embassies and consulates abroad, between 400 and 500 of them were laid off, Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue told Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

The contract of more than 500 diplomatic contractors, expired on September 30, was not renewed. "We are studying their files to see who can be reappointed," Ministre Rodrigue said.

The Haitian embassies and consulates around the world, with the overloaded employees and contractors costs Haiti a whopping US $ 4,295,000 each month, the Minister of Foreign Affairs had indicated to the chamber of Deputes back in May. "The Minister of Foreign Affairs will be bankrupted if nothing is done to reduce its staff," he said.

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Eunice Tassone says...

It is a smart move. Haiti does not have the financial resources to maintain that level of "pork", a US term for carrying unnecessary baggage.

Imagine what Haiti could do with that kind of savings.

They could finally invest in education, healthcare, and roads which are drastically needed.

Hopefully it will not be rerouted to line the pockets of government officials which is a common practice in

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Maudeline says...

Sé bien sa, Yo pap fé angnin nan konsila Yo, ou met rélé nan téléfonn jiskaské goj répondéa fé mal, ou pa janm gen retounin d'appel épi Yo toujou bas ou inpresion ke yap fé magouy, moun Yo pa gen antrejan anfin mpansé fok Yo pa mété ninpot ki moun konsa nan plas sayo, Yo ta bezwin ou ti antrean strik minmsi Sé 2 semen avek ou swivi ebdomsdére pou komansé é Chak 3 mes par la swit par you moun espesialman pou

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Rza says...

Good

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Haiti Nouvelles says...

Sur plus de 1,000 employés et sous-traitants dans les ambassades et les consulats d'Haiti à l'étranger, entre 400 et 500 d'entre eux ont perdu leur emploi, a déclaré le ministre des Affaires étrangères Antonio Rodrigue au journal haitien Le

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