Haitian Agriculture Minister, Joanas Gue
Here is a picture of Haitian Agriculture Minister, Joanas Gué.
The former Minister of Agriculture, Jonas Gué was one among the six potential candidates to the post of the Prime Minister which was published on Friday, February 19. His other five contenders for the post were: the economist and former Governor of the Haitian National Bank, Fritz Jean (the present Prime Minister); Director of the Radio Télé Antilles international, Jacques Sampeur; Myrlande Hyppolite Manigat, a presidential runner-up in 2010; the former Senator Dieusseul Simon Desras ; and the former Senator Edgar Leblanc Fils from OPL (Organisation du peuple en lutte). We might remember that in February 2010, following the devastating earthquake, then Agriculture Minister Jonas Gué asked for debt relief when he visited Rome to meet with senior officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during the 33rd session of the Funds' Governing Council. He convinced them to ease the burden in order to rehabilitate and strengthen Haiti's agriculture and rural sector following the previous month's devastating earthquake. In July 2010, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cancelled its $268 million debts owed by Haiti and extended a loan support amounting to $60 million under extended credit facility (ECF) plan.