AWORKABLE SOLUTION TO HAITI’S PROBLEMS
Organizationsand individuals that work in developing countries share theperspective that is possible to eradicate the problem of poverty. However, it is imperative firstto identifythe causes of poverty.In the context of Haiti, some of the dynamicforces that influence the cycle of unendingpoverty in the nation include corruption, poor governance,inadequate levels of private investments, political instability,underinvestment of human capital and the effects of the January 2010earthquake. It is possible to find a workable solution that canresolve these problems. One the most appropriate solution is to havea political change. This paper seeks to propose the need for apolitical change as afeasible settlement of thechallenges facing Haiti. The scope of the documentwill also begroundedon highlighting the advantages of the solution.
Becker,(2010) suggests thatthe challenges facing Haiti including the problems that arose due tothe earthquake are political. The need to have politicalmodification in Haiti isthereforeparamount at this particular period.Political scientists arguethat the government or the nature of politics in a country greatlyinfluences economic, social and political aspects of life. Forinstance, in the historical context,political revolutions such as the 17th-centuryFrench revolution brought tremendous change in the nation. Haiti canalso resolve its problems if political change isimplemented.
Politicalchange involves a change in the political regime whereby a newgovernment can take up leadership. It also involvesa change in political systems whereby new systems of governance canbeputin place. It also involvesa change in the policies that influence the citizenry. Thepoliticalchange also requiresa radical modification in primarycomponents of the constitution toinstigate social, economic and politicalchanges (O`Hara, 1999).
Politicalchange is of great importance is solving the problems of Haiti. Thefirst advantage is thatthe citizens canspeak their mind about the governing bodies and how the country is tobe ruled. Politically, individuals canelect the best political party thatcanprovide for their needs. Through political change, the citizens canmake several changes that can affect their lives and that of theirfamilies. During voting periods, individuals are given theopportunityto vote leaders who can bring significant improvement to their livesin order to make their lives better. Economically, through politicalchange, individuals canelect leaders who can bring economic advancements to the country. Thecountry is faced with a high level of povertymost individuals are not able to support themselves economically.Thus through the election,individuals canexpress their ideas and find the best political party that can easilyalleviate poverty within the borders of Haiti (Tellis et al., 2007).
Thecountry can also benefit sociallywhen individuals are allowed to make their decision in makingpolitical change in the country. Political institutions are meant toset various contexts for citizens’ behavior and provide differentresources that they need for survival. How individuals live andsurvive is profoundlyshaped by the social structures. Political change creates socialjustice among the citizens this is ensuring that the governmentinstitution provides various social services that satisfy the needsof the citizens. Thus, individuals have the power to elect suchpolitical parties that can adequatelyprovide for their social services more appropriately (Tellis et al.,2007).
Theother advantage of political change is the establishment of order inthe country. Haiti isfacedwithseveral challenges such as political instability, poor governance andcorruption issues. These issuescan be easily solved through political change since political changecan help establish order within the country. Politically, the orderis important in preventing political instability and creating apeaceful country. Through political change, the citizens can electsuch leaders who can bring stability in the country. Having orderedwithin the country is the most fundamental aspect of havingcontrolled and safe environment for all the citizens. Without thehelp of the ruling party, it’sdififucalt to havedevelopments within the country. Consequently, there may be no way toscrutinize and create military sectors that can protect the nation.The most fundamental aspect of developing the nationis the establishment of a governing body that that can bring peaceand stability tothe nation (Akongdit, 2013).
Also,order and political stability within the country can lead to animmense increase in economic development. There is aprofoundinterconnection between political stability and economic development.The relation illustrates the way in which political stability of thenation can lead to considerableeconomic growth. A common denominator and anapparentrelationship isthat astable environment leads to economic growth. Thus, through politicalchange, the country canelect new leaders who can create political stability in the countryleading to the economicgrowth of Haiti. Political changes can create peace and addressvarious injustices that can resultin conflictthus political change leads to social change. Several studies havefound out that, peace building encompasses systematic changes thataids in creating and sustaining new social reality. Politicalstability and order can therefore make the citizens leavein peace and harmony with one another (Akongdit, 2013).
Politicalchange can also lead to equality within the nation and resultto stabilityand responsibility in administration. Through the democraticelection of the newgovernment, Haiti can be based on the rule of equality. Thismeansthat all citizens are equal before the law. Every citizen has theright to experience and enjoy equal political, economic and socialrights. Moreover, the state is not supposed to discriminate itscitizens on grounds of caste, sex, religion or property. Throughthis, the country can eradicate corruption within its borders andpractice transparency in offering employment opportunities to itscitizens. Political change leads to firmness, efficiency,and stability. When the elected leaders are firm and stable, a moreresponsible and stable government is formed. The publicadministration isalso ruledand conducted with a senseof responsibility and dedication. Thepoliticalchange enables the elected leaders to discuss important matters andcome up with sound solutions to various problems that affect thenation (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2010).
Studiesshow that involvement of women in the developmentprocess of the nation can lead to the significanteconomic growth inthe country. Thus, political change calls for gender equality andincorporation of women in thedecision-makingprocess within Haiti. Additionally, there should be an equaldistribution of resources to all regions within the country torealize the economicdevelopment of such areas.Equality is fundamental totheeconomicdevelopmentof a state.Socially equality is where all citizens within the country have thesame status encompassing freedom of speech, civil rights,and property rights. It also includes equal opportunities within thewhole society. Social equality calls for the absence of caste orsocial class boundaries within the country. Thus, through politicalchange, Haiti can do away with discrimination and corruption issueswithin its borders (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2010).
Inconclusion, it is evident that severalproblems face Haiti,there is a highlevel of corruption, poor governance and many other problems. For thecountry to efficientlysolve these issues,it needs to develop certain strategies such as political change.Through political change, Haiti caneffectively addressits challenges. Political change has several advantages to thecountry and is very fundamental in the entire development of thewhole nation.
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