The picture of the national disaster caused by deadly "Sidr" is emerging gradually with more and more sufferings of the affected people. The management issue is getting acute, collapse of a bridge and further loss of life and injury to hundreds of relief seekers is just a tiny example. The talk show aired by ntv is a good example of how important it is to seek cross section views to meet this kind of a national crisis. I appreciate the guests and the host for their vary valuable observations and open minded moderation.
We have heard a lot about the positive fallout of January 11 2007 and that was justified in the backdrop of total failure of governance. But I think the time is ripe enough to discuss the " negative fallout" of January 11 2007. Keeping in mind the picture of devastation by the deadly "Sidr" and the poor national response to come forward as one nation to mitigate the sufferings of the millions, one can easily see that the whole nation, except a few, is suffering from a very serious kind of "mental barrier" to address the crisis freely and spontaneously. I need not explain the missing factors which have been well described by the three distinguished talk show hosts on ntv.
The whole situation has further been aggravated by the behaviour of some teammates of Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, who is putting his best undoubtedly. I think "Sidr" has left behind a big lesson for us, especially for those who are now responsible for running the country. As an ordinary citizen I strongly think that it is high time for the CTG to evaluate their performance objectively and bring about some positive changes in their policy and management strategy.
The CTG by now has definitely realised that the nation and politics and politicians are inseparable when it comes to a situation like this. Why not sit with politicians and other cross section of people at least to find out a national direction for policy option and strategy to meet the present crisis? There is nothing wrong with it. We only need an open mind and high tolerance level to listen to valid criticism, if any. We guess some of the advisers have hit low mark of approval rating, either they may kindly upgrade their management pattern or voluntarily make room for the new blood in the team
Finally, as an ordinary citizen we feel that Bangladesh needs an elected government to take over the responsibility of rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the affected areas. Sooner, the better.
There is a saying that the truth is the first victim in a war. Listening to the media news casting for the last one week or so, one is getting the feeling that the "truth" in some cases is missing!