PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A senior U.N. official says Haiti needs a national registration system to better protect its citizens at home and abroad.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres tells The Associated Press that a central database would improve conditions for thousands of Haitians living outside their homeland. It would help them open bank accounts, marry and secure property titles.
Guterres spoke Wednesday night after visits to Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic. He says he pushed for the registration system in talks with officials in both countries.
Lots of luck guys!
This foreign concept would be similar to an effort to herd a bunch of cats through a small door.
The inbred Haitian paranoia against control will see anyone attempting such a concept confined to a mental hospital after a couple of frustrating months.