Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 18:27:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bob Corbett <>
To: Bob Corbett <>
Subject: Re: Michaelle Landais responds on the privitazation issue 1
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The Michel Plan

Dialog from Bob Corbett’s Haiti list, 23 October 1995

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 18:27:29 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Michaelle Landais responds on the privitazation issue 1

I am not that well informed on the issue on privatization and I am very surprised at the number in favor of it. I am very worried because, to echo Samuel Nepture’s point, the people who now can afford to buy any of the companies are the same people who have been abusing them.

(...if I were in charge of the privatization process,I would recommend the following:

1. make a (49%) public offering (open to Haitian Nationals ONLY), making sure the state is in charge of 51%.

2. make a restriction on the % any one person can own (say, no more than 3% per individual)

Maybe more tighter restrictions need to be put in place but for now I can only think of these two...)


Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 20:51:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bob Corbett <>
Subject: More: Samuel Nepture as second time on privitization (1)
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I just get more input on the Privatisation issue and I think those are worth while to Know.. I guess this will be just a few add to what Bob Mention On Privatisation......

What did Michel want to accomplish?

I just learn that Michel Goal was to sell all the estate. For example Ciment d’haiti, Electrical Company, Telecommunication and others to Individual, But the selling will go By Best offer... Or to say like an auction..., according to what I heard his plan is Different From what many Haitian expected.

All beleive that will create Monopoly by the person who own the Company In Question.. This what the Haitian People hate the Most... secondly if the Control of those Manifacturing is in the Hand one Person or an exterior Comapany that will do the country more harm then ever... Many people are against that plan Because they beleive this plan could fall into someone Hand and create Monopoly on the Market in Haiti.

So for most Haitian, Michel plan is nothing but to turn to square one again.

Pre Aristide Plan to privatize seem to be more different then the one presented by Pr. Minister Michel. According to what I heard, and like I say it before 80% of the population agree that, those Place should be run by a Non-govermental Institution, could be a small company, a group of Buisseman, But with 40% of the Income or Interest that those company give should go to Victim Families and to order State Institution of the Country.

This is What I think, in other for a good plan to run Most of those States Own should be

1. Give over to a group that will run it by contract or to run to a certain Efficiency, if not Some other Group should be given the Job.

2. To let anyone If that's Possible to Get their Own Company to compite with any other that in existance.

3. The STate in return, could only receive a certain amount in taxes and in any other way that will help to pay it dept.

4. Those Company Should be push to Hire a number of employer to help the fighting against unemploye in the country.

5. Goverm should stay out, and set judicial system in Case the Statement in Contract make has not kept.

I think it will be also helpful if everyone.. no matter try to give their input...