port-au-prince - After an absence of 22 years, Haiti has its own army. On Saturday, a first group of 500 soldiers was inaugurated by President Jovenel Moïse.
The measure creates division in the country. Many residents of the country are of the opinion that the money can be better spent on clearing the rubble as a result of the natural disasters, such as a severe earthquake and a hurricane that ruined the plagued country in the past five years.
In addition, there is general fear that the army will once again interfere with politics in the unstable country. The dedication of the army was graced with a military parade in the city of Cap-Haitien. The plan is for the army to eventually consist of 5,000 soldiers.