Some Haiti Senators complain Gouvenman Lakay Ou Miami was a waste of money

Some outspoken senators in Haiti came out speaking against Gouvenman Lakay ou in Miami this weekend saying that it is a waste of money... President Martelly, on the other hand, says it is a small price to pay to speak to the diaspora who contribute over one billion dollars to Haiti annually...

Haiti Senator Steven Benoit

Amongst the senators who complained was Steven Benoit who calls himself a diaspora who spent many years living in New York Although he did not see the reason the government spent that money.

Edmonde Supplice Beauzile also complained. She thinks the gouvenman lakay ou program is a "jwet timoun" (child's play)

President Martelly on the other hands said it the Haitian government spends $50,000 to come and talk to a diaspora who contributes over one billion dollars to Haiti annually, it is a small price to pay.

What do you think about that?

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Ritho Jean Louis says...

This is the Senator's duty to make sure the tax dollars are well spent, that's why we have elected him, so they are nothing wrong with the Senator s approach to the facts if He felt like this was a show.

Now the constitution gives the guidelines and restrictions how government money shall spend...

True the Diaspora contributed a lot of money to Haiti early.

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Legrand Parisien Salvant says...

I agree with them, it is a waste of money for a country whose coffers are empty according to the president himself.

Let us put the name calling and the fanaticism aside and think clearly.

Administratively speaking it is money squandered for nothing and does not have anything to do with the Haitians abroad.

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Suzana Dorestil says...

It's give and take thank you President.

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Patrick Princivil says...

Excuzé-m Woodrigue St Preux e excuzé-m tout Adventist yo ak tout mou-n kap asisté match sa a,

zo kisa sa yé manman Sénatè Steven Benoit sa a, sal fout vi-n chaché nan Palais a?

( selfish)'nou pa bézwen kaka konsa nan Palais a sé mété chien an déyò pou la-l Sénatè nan gouvernement Barak Obama nan Washington DC, pa fout vi-n maré pieds

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