- Jean-Henry Céant
|Jean Henry Céant|
|21st Prime Minister of Haiti|
17 September 2018
|Preceded by||Jack Guy Lafontant|
|Born||27 September 1956
Jean Henry Céant is a Haitian politician who is the Prime Minister of Haiti.
Céant was chosen by President Jovenel Moïse to become Prime Minister of Haiti in August 2018. He was chosen to succeed Jack Guy Lafontant, who had resigned due to an economic crisis. He is a one-time notary by profession and was a presidential candidate in 2016. Ceant also leads a political organization called Renmen Ayiti.
From Mr Prime Minister’s Recent Tweets
I am in Marchand-Desalins, in the company of the head of State, representatives of the other two powers and members of the Government, to commemorate the 212th anniversary of the death of Jean Jacques Desalins, founder of our nation
As part of the preparatory activities for the celebration of the 70 anniversary of the city of Belladère by the esteemed President Léon-Marsis, I supervised several projects. This work is carried out in strict observance of the promises made by SEM Mohammed Moses.
An Article About Jean Henry Céant
Haiti nominated prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant is set to replace former head of government, Guy Lafontant, who had resigned following violent protests against the government’s increase of petroleum prices.
Lafontant’s resignation came ahead of a motion of censure against him, and his cabinet, over the July 6-8 riots that emerged after the government planned to raise the fuel prices as part of Haiti’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund At least seven people died in the riots.
He was instrumental in helping victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010
In 2009, Ceant and a few friends founded the Collectif Aimer Haiti (Act here now and together to rebuild Haiti), which set up the Aimer Haiti Medical Center, an earthquake relief hospital which attended to more than 600 people a day for two years.
He had run unsuccessfully for president two times
In 2010 and 2016, he contested for the presidency under the Renmen Ayiti party but he lost both times, garnering less than five percent of the votes.
He is a notary
Ceant became a notary in 1986 and has served in different capacities including as the secretary general of the Professional Association of Notary Public of Port-au-Prince (ASNOP), of which he is also a founding member.
Ceant studied in the State University School of Law in Port-au-Prince and University of Pontifia in Madrid, Spain. He has written a number of articles and books including The Guide for the Notary and his Clients,” “The Guide for the Public Servant and the Citizen,” Volumes: I, II, and II and “Etat d’Urgence, Loi du 15 avril 2010”.
He was raised by a mother who could not read or write
Ceant’s mother was a public market vendor in Port-au-Prince. She lacked formal education and struggled to support her family but she showed her children the importance of education.(This part taken from facetofaceafrica.com)