12.14.2011

Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam to bring more water purification machines to Haiti



Media turned out for a major press conference at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port-au-Prince when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan arrived in Haiti this past Sunday. "I am more than honored to be here in Haiti. I came to listen, to learn and to share with the people of Haiti what I have been taught by a Messenger of God, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad," he said. Minister Farrakhan also pledged that the Nation of Islam will be bringing two more water purification machines to the people of Haiti, one for the Christians and the other one for the Muslims. Watch the full press conference above. 

According to a recent online report by The Final Call, "Prior to his visit, the Minister and the Nation of Islam donated a $150,000 water purification system to Haiti in August, on the 200th anniversary of the gathering that led to the Haitian Revolution. The 30,000 gallon-a-day system, which is solar powered, was installed in partnership with activist Ezili Danto and her Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network. The installation included a weeklong training on the system and a delegation of Nation of Islam Muslims primarily of Haitian descent. The water will be distributed to different communities in Port-au-Prince. Cholera, a waterborne disease, has killed hundreds and injured thousands in Haiti, and the system was part of an effort by Min. Farrakhan to directly help the poorest and most vulnerable Haitians. Cholera is widely believed to have been introduced by unsanitary practices of a contingent of UN peacekeepers."