HAITI: It's more than one and a half decade that the Caribbean nation Haiti is reeling under political instability, poverty, and starvation. To their worries, earthquake and Tsunami added to their pains and troubles, making life more complicated.
But, unlike Nepal, the Caribbean nation has not faced strikes, shutdowns and chakka jams despite political instability.
The political parties and other organisations also never opt for strikes and shutdowns to pile pressure for fulfilling their demands.
But, the traffic system of the capital city is often clogged up in the rainy season as the main roads often get waterlogged even after slight rainfall due to lack of proper drainage system in Port Au Prince, the capital city of Haiti.
But, the incidents of strikes, closures and chakka jams are not heard so far by the people.
The politicians organise some rallies in a fixed place by taking prior permission from the officials and hold demonstrations and deliver speeches. That’s all. But, they don’t organise strikes by throwing the normal life out of gear.
An officer of Nepal Army, deployed in security, said that organising programmes in short period of time is the major feature of Haiti.
A large number of Nepal Army personnel have been deployed in the war-torn Caribbean nation for security under the United Nations.
But unlike Nepal, the political parties and organisations in Haiti rarely take to the streets and vehicular strikes to meet their political and institutional interests.
It could sound amazing to the Nepalis who are forced to face bandhs almost every day of late.
Only in Port Au Prince, nearly 500,000 quake-victims are living under the tents but they never hit the streets to meet their ends. One could easily imagine the situation if the quake-victims were to be mobilised by the political parties like in Nepal.
Roughly 93 per cent people in Haiti are under abject poverty while others are very rich.