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They massive earthquake in Haiti Haitian American -- want to -- has been a prominent leader of relief efforts have a sense mr.
-- joins us now to talk about hate.
So welcomed the program thank you you realize that three piece suits and big knots and ties are out of fashion I know that's why -- -- -- -- so are you gonna get.
It's a pleasure to have you with us today we really appreciate you being motivated you I got to start off on I'm I'm gonna take a hard line pro -- yes I'm I'm gonna quote from Dina -- -- there's a formal council.
From the senate Senate Finance Committee -- -- for them he says.
A significant amount of money is that this charity your charity raised the Haitian relief efforts.
Goes towards costs of Alabama providing benefits and that was the criticism of the money that you raised in the charity that you wrong he spent far too much on expenses.
And not enough.
Actually going to the people in the what's your response to that.
My response to that is dealing medias res nine million dollars we spent one point five million.
On the ground as far as expenses we.
Provide water for the people who provide food for the people medical's for the people.
And we're very transparent.
In the sense of exactly where the -- as well you on now so I'd be having made -- -- you make corrective moves.
Since you've been taking in this month since the beginning because you've got a lot of criticism in the -- -- it did.
But you have to I think you -- Haiti started in 2005.
I mean we always was raising money since the earthquake.
And 24 -- I -- the million dollars since then we've boy and an accountant firm.
And we've also born in the field there and Johnson so the governance of the and they he's definitely more mature.
State if you want to get if you if you giving money to a chair and a very worthy cause and you've got to would be course yet.
People who giving the money they want to be absolutely assured.
That most of that money the vast majority of it go straight to the people in need they don't want a third party doling it out.
In political circumstances.
All going into bureaucracy.
Yeah you gonna reassure people that if they give it goes straight into.
I was that we usually they wouldn't give it definitely goes straight the reason why is because we're grassroots organization.
And we deal directly with the ground there is no third party when you deal yet.
It's nearly and the people does Haiti need any more money after all.
The US congress is gonna give three billion dollars to hate spread over number -- is OK the three billion dollars.
For a country with a GDP of only seven billion that's an enormous amount a moment.
I would stay -- Haiti -- now is education and job creation.
Haiti needs investment that's what the user had -- again.
The way it was going to be an investment we have to re brand of country every time you -- and I hate you all you see is intense.
One point three million people in the tense with people don't know is -- in 2000 Merriman.
There beaches that are attack I'm suggesting starting the airport on the besides the size of -- president Jacques this cape -- There's other places remember when there was a problem in Jamaica in the seventies what we did was we federal kidney problems during Kingston -- for Montego -- and -- -- -- and start developing.
It took are you gonna let me get my money out if I invest in hate and I make a profit how the wind though that a couple years down the road.
Local politicians won't come to me -- -- I want that money it's happened in the past had a one that was not gonna happen again I mean TO point.
The way that it's not gonna happen in -- and and and moving forward is good governance.
And we insured with proper government and stability of the times.
Why should I believe that you're gonna get good governance in the future when you Clinton not -- in the past I know the reason why you should believe there's two reasons one of them are you you know let me Barnes who -- The effect -- impact that when he that's wonderful that's what I think it's very good for the 21 century Haiti.
Means that that two million or the three million Haitians that are living outside of Haiti.
That provides -- billion dollars to the economy has to be part.
Moving forward before you even invest your money I want that Haitians in here to secure -- vests on them.
Glad you brought that I Wyclef because I find it fascinating that patient in America.
Really in my mind outperform black people born in America and yet there seems to be a mindset of patients within Haiti.
A sort of -- victimization thing where you know they've been a dog and abuse by.
Dictators and it just simply can't get their act together why is that still -- what's.
I don't I don't get that patients come here and they and they work 23 jobs they bust their butts me.
They think they do very well why can't that same mindset -- on the island there.
The reason why the minds they can ruling out in the Haitian constitution says once you have dual citizenship.
You can no longer run for a political party and AT.
So that means -- once you leave Haiti is an -- you feel that.
You are no longer necessary in -- -- the idea of going into the 21 century patient's right -- that is Haitian.
Morning came in America that still has a green card.
Is to start to preach the philosophy that we have to go back and rebuild our country ourselves first would you.
How many Haitians will go was successful in America on the -- of how many will actually go back and rebuild and they are watching this right now 10% of them -- In the states I think if they failed to -- point that the government structures different.
That did not threatened and they are received.
I think that a few hundred dollar from president of -- If you could.
If I was president.
You know you do know that they've asked you before yet you've -- -- did they have actually over again I would say right now currently at this minute no.
Wycliffe Jon we insulted -- not that you tell.
That you left everything I -- yeah at night.
I know that we feel not at night and that we have the right of of that have you -- wrong and I'm really.
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