The U.S. ambassador to Haiti announced the upcoming launching of a job creation programme that will employ a lot of people in the Cite Soleil area, as well as other shantytowns in the capital and other towns of the country. Ambassador James Foley made this announcement yesterday while visiting humanitarian works accomplished by the U.S. Marines in Cite Soleil. The Marines repaired school buildings and cleaned out drains. The U.S. ambassador hailed the efforts of the Marines, who are deployed within the multinational force in Haiti, to help the people of Cite Soleil. Ambassador Foley points out that the Marines’ presence has already created some temporary jobs in this area.
The U.S. ambassador says that he is shocked by the living conditions in Cite Soleil. Foley uses the occasion to reiterate the willingness of the U.S. government to help the people of Haiti, while advocating development in rural areas to help stop the exodus to the capital and urban areas.