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The Leadership of the Montana Accord Reflects What’s Wrong with Haiti: Corruption, Impunity, No Transparency!

Truenewsblog | January 10, 2022 |Montana Accord | Haiti Unity Summit|| Lesly Voltaire| Magali Comeau-Denis| Edgard Leblanc, Fils|

By: Jacqueline Desrosiers:

The leadership of the Montana Accord consists of Magali Comeau-Denis, Lesly Voltaire, Jacques Ted Saint Dic, Marie Christine Stephenson, Ernst Mathurin, Edgard Leblanc, Fils, and other old guards. These people have been part of the corrupt government for the past three decades. A fundamental change requires new, young, and vibrant leadership. We cannot afford to allow the same failed leadership to return and risk failure again.

These people had been part of several governments, starting with Jean Bertrand Aristide in 1990 to the PHTK team, right up to 2021 with Jovenel Moise. They are the same group of people hell-bent on keeping the status quo. Their interest is not the betterment of the masses but rather an opportunity to enrich themselves. 

Magali Comeau-Denis and Jacques Ted St. Dic, Lesly Voltaire, and Marie Christine Stephenson have all served in one government or another in the last three decades. Under their collective leadership, the country has gone from bad to worse. It is inconceivable that any thinking person would agree that these people are the best stewards to take Haiti in a different direction. It is a vicious circle, with the same people claiming to have the right to govern, claiming to be against corruption while engaging in or condoning it and benefitting from impunity, its result. 

The way the Montana group chose the people to represent the Haitian Diaspora in the Montana Accord is very suspect. While they are boasting that the Haitian Diaspora is represented in the group, the truth is that it is not. The leadership chose Samuel Colin, who oversees an organization called Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development, which exists on paper only. In a conflict of interest, Mr. Colin, as president of the Forum for Peace, picked three people from his organization to show diversified representation. They are Roger Jean Charles, Roger Petit Frère, and Myrtha Désulmé, all members of the Forum for Peace. Most people in the Haitian Diaspora have never heard of the organization, much less of their leaders.

Inside the Montana Accord, 12 people are vying to be president. Even for a short transitional period of two years, it is enough time for them to make a small fortune. Indecent deals of all sorts are being negotiated. According to my sources, Edgard Leblanc, Fils, is offering money and cars to members of the group to vote for him for president. The Montana Accord reflects precisely what is wrong with Haiti. It is always the same small group of people claiming to care about the masses but who have not lifted a finger to help anyone but themselves, their families, and friends. 

A fundamental change must include a total overhaul of the system and the people who have been in leadership positions for the last three decades. It is not enough to ask for change while keeping in place the same people who created the problems in the first place.

Haiti needs young men and women in leadership positions to take the country in a different direction. Thus, we must have new leadership, and the Montana Accord is simply business as usual, as master corrupters of the past pull strings from behind the scene.

The Haitian Diaspora has a rare opportunity to ensure that the change we are seeking for Haiti is real. That includes retiring the old politicians who are part of the cesspool of corruption. In that light, a real change for the country cannot include the leadership of the Montana Accord. 

At the Haiti Unity Summit in Baton Rouge, in Louisiana, most of the Accords will come together to negotiate a solution that reflects real change, a complete breakaway from the dinosaurs who made Haiti the living hell it has become. Yet, at the same time, they live comfortably in their mansions in Miami and elsewhere.

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