President of the International Foundation for the Development of Haitians (IFDH), Petite Louis Acceus has called on business owners abroad to invest in Dominica in order to create opportunities for locals.
He made that call during an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO) recently.
“We have to tell people about Dominica to come to invest in Dominica,” he said. “That means when people from overseas come here to invest that is opportunity for Dominican people.”
He continued, “ We get people who have money to come and invest, the good thing, light will pay, social security will pay and more people will be employed…everybody will get a piece of that bread.”
Acceus advised Dominicans to go out and speak positively about Dominica.
“Do not just wait on authority to do things for you, you have to do things for yourself,” he remarked.
Meantime he is encouraging Dominicans to assist the IFDH which was set up in 2012 following the massive earthquake which devastated Haiti in 2010.
“We call on the public to continue to support the foundation,” he noted. “We are trying to put measures in place where we can assist more Dominicans and Haitians.”
Additionally he stated, “Whatever money is raised will be a benefit to Dominica and as soon as the Dominican people do more for foundation we will be able to do more for the country.”
He revealed that the foundation has assisted several organizations in Dominica including the Grotto Home for the Homeless in providing security.
He said the foundation plans to hold a number of fundraising activities soon which include a Bar-Be-Que and Kompa night.
.In November 2015, the IFDH assisted some 25 individuals who were affected following Tropical Storm Erika, including a family with seven-month-old triplets with a donation valued at EC$35,000..
The foundation has been in existence for the past four years during which it has made other contributions to the community.