The farmer, the coal maker, thus aware, water the stump left in the ground or a newly planted branch until the tree grows back.
I hold from a Rwandan woman that the State leases some of its lands to peasants, farmers and other individuals for the planting and harvesting of fruit, vegetables, rice, beans, cocoa, coffee, nuts, cereals…
These entrepreneurs receive agronomic support, and guidance that leads to the satisfaction of feeding their community, or even their country, to trade with neighboring countries and to personal financial gain.
Education is the President’s priority and Rwandans can communicate and study in three official languages: French, English and Kirnyarwanda, the latter, their own ‘Creole’.
In partnership with the Carnegie- Mellon Foundation, he built, not far from Kigali, the university where young people are trained according to the American standard.
The peace in the country has encouraged both foreign and local investment and the creation of jobs where these young people may be employed at the end of their studies.
In contrast with our country, when the Government sincerely desires to act on behalf of the people, the Administration is already short of financial resources. The Haitian State is so over-indebted that it is struggling to innovate or even complete pending projects.
When it still embarks upon humble initiatives, but expensive for its budget, such as the purchase of new trucks and tractors, these are set on fire during a display of popular rage.
We understand that the people continue to feel acute needs due to rampant inflation, but these needs are exacerbated as a result of kraze-brize. These ‘brigandages’ destroy public and private property, cause the loss of modest stalls in market areas as well as the jobs of factories and commerce, and just as much, of hotels that close.
So many young people, teenagers without any level of schooling, without occupation, without any glimmer of hope for the future, feel like voiceless non-being, like ghosts. They are easily manipulated towards superstition, drugs, homicide, theft, robbery. Like
Voltaire’s Candide, they are willing to believe that “particular misfortunes do general good.”
Let us reason together: Of what profit is rage? Let us ask ourselves these questions: Where have our fields of beans, of all qualities and colors, our fields of rice, maize, millet, bananas, figs, cotton, sugar-canes gone?
Where are our fields of France peas, of Gongo peas?
Where have our fields of grapefruits, oranges and lemons gone? Thes fruits can always sell together with the exotic peaches and tangerines. No?
Do our morning and end of mid-day-meal coffee, our hot chocolate, brown sugar, raw syrup, rapadou (raw sugar), doucounou (portion of cooked corn meal with syrup
wrapped in plantain leaf) still come from our labor, or have they been banned from our diet, replaced by exotic products, the use of which puts in our head that we have become sophisticated nowadays?
In what condition is the raising of livestock, poultry? What about fishing?
Where have gone our small industries of laundry soap, textiles, the manufacture of beautiful shoes, these, as we had from ‘Au Bon Qui Rare?’ Those my age, you remember?…
Where are the raffia shoes made for us and for export?… Replaced by different profitable industries of ours?… I don’t believe it.
Brothers and sisters, take care of your eyes. Medical science advises vitamins, especially vitamin A for their preservation.