President Rene Preval's Inaugural Speech
Haiti, May 14, 2006

Mp3 audio of inaugural speech in Kreyol

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President Rene Preval's Inaugural Speech
Haiti, May 14, 2006

Mp3 audio of inaugural speech in Kreyol

Global News Wire - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire
BBC Monitoring International Reports
May 15, 2006
ACC-NO: A20060515F-110BC-GNW


Text of speech by Haitian President Rene Garcia Preval during his inauguration at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince on 14 May; broadcast live by Haitian Signal FM radio

Haitian people, Haitian people, respect to you.

In your name, I thank all of the foreigners who have come to share this special moment with us. Thanks and welcome. Welcome to Her Excellency the Honourable Michaelle Jean, governor-general of Canada. [Applause]


In your name, I thank all of the foreigners who have come to share
this special moment with us. Thanks and welcome. Welcome to Her
Excellency the Honourable Michaelle Jean, governor-general of Canada.

Welcome to His Excellency, the Very Honourable Perry Christie, prime
minister of The Bahamas; His Excellency Richard Tauwhare, governor of
Turks and Caicos; His Excellency Jose Alencar, vice-president of
Brazil; His Excellency Jose Vicente Rangel Veca, vice-president of
Venezuela; His Excellency Dr Michael Eugene Misick, prime minister of
Turks and Caicos; Mr Philippe Douste Blazy, foreign minister of
France; Mr Carlos Morales Troncoso, foreign minister of the Dominican
Republic; Mr Bernandino Leon, foreign minister of Spain; Mr Jeb Bush,
governor of the State of Florida; His Excellency Jose Miguel Insulza,
secretary-general of the OAS. [Applause after each name]

Welcome to all other representatives of peasants, presidents, and
heads of governments; the representatives of foreign parliaments; and
representatives of international organizations. [Applause]

A special welcome to the representative of the Pope. [Applause]
On behalf of the Haitian people, I greet the peoples of all other
countries, especially our Dominican sisters and brothers, our
neighbours. [Applause] Peace for all peoples living on earth; peace
between the two peoples living on the island, Dominicans and
Haitians. [Applause] Peace among you, children of Haiti who are
living in Haiti or abroad.

President Boniface Alexandre, Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, cabinet
members [applause], you have done everything you could so Haiti could
get to this point. It was not easy, but we got there. [Applause]
Members of the Provisional Electoral Council, your job was not easy,
either. Since 1987, elections in Haiti have been trouble. The first
one ended in blood. Most of the others ended in challenges. These
elections also had their problems, but everybody acknowledges that
there was no violence. The people participated en masse, and
everybody acknowledges the results. [Applause]

But the work is not over yet. The [elections for] the territorial
collectivities, which are the foundation of the country's economic,
social, and political organization, still need to be held. The
peasants, in particular, are waiting for these elections like dry
land waits for rain so decentralization can start putting an end to

Juan Gabriel Valdes, your mission is over. [Applause] Your job was
not easy, either, but you can be happy. The results are before us
today. Valdes, your mission is over. [Applause] The UN
secretary-general will have to replace you quickly, because the
mission of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti [Minustah] is not
yet over.

Minustah will continue to accompany the Haitian people, but this time
we will ask it to help us with more tractors, bulldozers [applause],
loaders [applause], trucks [applause] to build roads, to make canals
to water our lands. [Applause] These are the materials that are
necessary today to stabilize the country. There is no longer any need
for tanks. [Applause] Minustah will also have to help with the
professionalization of our police.

Haitian people: We are talking while looking each other in the eye.
[Applause] I am looking you in the eye. Look me in the eye.

[Applause] We have taken a great step with the elections. The
president just took the oath. The parliament has been installed, and
another government is going to be appointed. What is going on? What
are we going to do? I say: What are we [emphasizes "we"] going to do?
We, Haitians, political parties, people's organizations, employers'
organizations, union organizations, women's organizations, the youth,
the religious organizations, the socioprofessional organizations,
peasants, students, academics, peasants [repeats as heard], and so
forth. What are we going to do? What has to be done? The answer is
simple. The answer is clear to me: We have to make peace. [Applause]

We have to make peace through a permanent dialogue. We must talk to
one another so we can decide together where we want to go together,
at what speed, and with what means. With the means of people, with
the means of money.

If we do not talk to one another, we will fight one another, and
there will be no peace. We will fight not because we do not love one
another, but just because we do not know what the others want. The
dialogue has already begun. Peace has already begun. We must
strengthen dialogue so peace can be strengthened. Peace is the key to
open all other doors [applause]: investment doors to create jobs,
jobs that will fight unemployment; doors for more tourists to enter
the country; doors for more roads, more schools, more hospitals, and
more national production. It is peace that can allow sellers to go up
and down.

Haitian people: The dialogue has already begun. Peace has already
begun to be established. Let us widen the dialogue. Let us strengthen
it. Let us talk with patience, intelligence, and humility, while
nobody acts arrogantly.

Haitian people: In four days, it will be 18 May [Flag Day]. We will
go to Arcahaie [where the flag was created on 18 May 1803, after a
congress during which Gen Jean-Jacques Dessalines, leader of the
blacks, and Gen Alexandre Petion, leader of the mulattoes, decided to
set aside their differences and join forces against the French and
fight for Haiti's independence] to honour our ancestors Petion and
Dessalines, who gave us the example of dialogue in order to establish
peace between them. That peace resulted in the creation of Haiti.
Today, let us follow their example. Let us use dialogue to establish
peace among ourselves, which will result in a Haiti without foreign
troops. [Applause]

Haitian people: The solution of the country's problem is in our
hands, as Haitians. [Applause] The solution begins with dialogue so
we can make peace. Nobody can do it for us. We do not need anybody's
help to do it, either. Minustah, the IMF, the IDB, the European
Union, and bilateral cooperation cannot do it for us. While we thank
them in advance for the support they will keep giving us [applause],

I am certain, Haitian people, that if we continue to engage in
dialogue, if we continue to make peace, we will be able to agree on
what we need to do, so that when I leave office on 7 February 2011,
we can together admire another Haiti [applause], a Haiti with more
roads, more jobs, more food, more schools and more hospitals, a more
beautiful Haiti. Please, help me, help the country, and help
yourselves. Thank you very much. [Applause]

Source: Signal FM Radio, Port-au-Prince, in Creole 1922 gmt 14 May 06
BBC Monitoring

Copyright (C) 2006 BBC Monitoring/BBC Source: Financial Times
Information Limited

Copyright (C) 2006 Financial Times Information.


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