Haitian President Michel Martelly has said in an interview with The Associated Press, that he will host Oprah Winfrey when she visits Haiti this weekend. Having expressed his interest in her assisting in Haiti’s ongoing recovery from the 2010 earthquake that displaced thousands of people, Martelly has plans to meet with Winfrey on Monday.
“I am hoping she will serve as an ambassador for Haiti, to help us get the kind of assistance needed,” he said at a recent trade summit for Caribbean leaders.
He has also spoken about his plans for a world tour in an effort to raise money for an education program for children in the country, as many of the schools are private and few parents can afford tuition; “We would take the tour to Los Angeles, Korea, Japan, France to raise money for the children’s education.”
“I will get on it and dance and have great groups of entertainers to perform to help Haiti, including Wyclef Jean and Oprah and have others play my music and sing my songs”