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HAITI, MOST WANTED: LAND REGISTRY

March 13, 2017

QUOTE: But Sony Lebrun grins broadly at me, revealing a missing tooth, and says, “What would help me most? A land registry.”

I assume I’ve misheard.

“A land registry,” he repeats, smiling.

A land registry. An agency where you can officially affirm that the land you’re building your house or planting your food on is your own. Lebrun would love to build a brick house, he says. He wants to save up for the materials. But what if someone shows up at his door one day claiming to own the land? His savings would be gone in a heartbeat.

What Lebrun needs is security – security he can build a future on. And he needs agencies to safeguard that security. What Lebrun needs is bureaucracy. END OF QUOTE
SOURCE:
https://thecorrespondent.com/4328/whats-deadly-dull-and-can-save-the-world-Hint-We-cant-stand-it/188575288-1a7e0c50

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