On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami welcomed the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by his First Lady Martine Moïse, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, the Consul General of Haiti in Miami, Mr. Stéphane Gilles, and the President’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Wilson Lalaeau, to the Miramar Cultural Center.
His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moise addressed an auditorium full of media, community leaders, and dignitaries, including Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Commissioner Darline B. Riggs, and Honorable Senator Daphné Campbell, among many others.
Sharing a video presentation entitled, “Yon Lane Pouvwa, Yon Lane Travay,” translated, “One year in Power, One year of Work,” the President covered several topics that concerned Haitian citizens but also interested the Diaspora.
His Excellency took his time to reaffirm his desire to put the government to work for the people. He explained how he was working towards leading Haiti on a path of progress and development and how important the Diaspora’s engagement really was.
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Explaining how he was delighted with the efforts made by his administration in the fourteen months since his swearing-in, one of the most poignant quotes of the evening was “We need to change our mentality in order to change our attitude!”
The Head of State was proud to share a few statistics and campaign promises fulfilled with the crowd of almost 600. From the logic behind his Caravane du Changement, translated “Caravan of Change” launched in May 2017, to his promises of bettering service for the common good of every citizen such as education, health, and road infrastructure.
All in all the evening was powerful, as the President shook hands with some citizens before being whisked away by Secret Service as his second official visit to South Florida came to an ended.
Team L’union Suite, Mia Media, Atizan International was honored to be a part of such a historical event and without the help of some key people, none of it would be made possible.
Thank you to Sassy Singz, Lux TV, Guy Michel, FAU, FIU, Broward College and UHSF students for your help in making this event a success.