US urges Haitian government to implement adequate steps to ensure fair elections

The administration of the United States on Wednesday has asserted that it firmly believes that their visit to Haiti, which took place earlier this month, contributes essential findings and suggestions that the government of Haiti can implement.

Haiti: The administration of the United States on Wednesday has asserted that it firmly believes that their visit to Haiti, which took place earlier this month, contributes essential findings and suggestions that the government of Haiti can implement.

Bradley A Freden – the US Interim Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States – OAS, asserted that the report highlights the significant measures/steps Haiti needs to move forward.

Following the statement, he cited, “Additionally, the need to continue with free and fair legislative and presidential elections to restore parliament and promote the democratic transfer of executive power. A newly elected president should succeed President – Jovenel Moise when his term ends on February 7, 2022.”

Earlier, OAS permanent council expressed concern over the political chaos situation on the Caribbean island. With this, the board showed concern related to the security and human rights situation in Haiti and allowed to send a Good Offices mission to the Caribbean region.

This mission involved the permanent representatives to the OAS of – Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), and the United States. The mission also has the support of the OAS General Secretariat and the special representative of the OAS Secretary-General in Haiti.

Bradley further cited, “All of the recommendations made in the report are important for prosperous elections in Haiti. We are deeply concerned by the current situation of – corruption, increasing humanitarian needs, and the absence of adequate action by the Haitian government to assure responsibility in the growing list of typical human rights abuse cases.”

He further added that the number of incidents had outlined the difficulties
facing the HNP in restoring and maintaining order throughout the Port-au-Prince metropolitan region.

“The United States is providing US$21 million in equipment, training, and technical advice to build the HNP’s capacity as an effective and accountable law enforcement agency,” Bradley further asserted.

Bradley also ensured assistance of the United States government to the citizens of Haiti and would assure that free and fair lections are conducted in the Caribbean island.

Recently, the elections in Haiti had been postponed to 26 September 2021.