This unprecedented move from leading actors in the private sector from around the country to address the dire humanitarian crisis and stimulate economic growth.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today marks a historic decision among Haiti’s private sector, where leading private sector actors from around the country are uniting with the goal of transforming the country’s reality. Led by Haiti’s Chamber of Commerce, this is the first time that the country’s private sector acts as one.
Over the past decade, Haiti has struggled to find economic and political stability, currently facing spreading gang violence that greatly impacts the country’s ability to provide sustainable jobs for its citizens.
Through the newly minted Alliance for Change, composed of leading business and entrepreneurial associations from around the country, nine Chambers of Commerce and 13 businesspeople are mobilizing stakeholders from across public, private, and international institutions toward a new era of economic prosperity for the country.
Through this proclamation, the Alliance will take the following concrete steps:
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the West president, Laurent Saint-Cyr, explains, “On behalf of Haiti’s private sector, I’m proud that we are taking the concrete steps to put Haiti on a path to prosperity that restores the power of institutions, builds trust with Haitians and with the international community.” He continues, “This is a monumental move for Haiti’s business community that’s committing to provide sustained and transformational opportunities for our country.”
By signing this proclamation, the Alliance for Change shows its commitment to a strong, economically independent, and politically stable Haiti. The new union of the private sector looks to usher in a new and brighter future for Haiti.