The faltering vehicle of government
It is quite clear that the Awami League government is the worst with regards to inter-ministerial coordination. The way the vehicle of the government faltered due to the lack of coordination between its component parts, reminds me of the famous song ‘gari cholena cholena cholena re.’ We are surprised to see that the AL government treated the World Bank as it treats the general people of Bangladesh on a daily basis. We, the people of Bangladesh, were aware of the corruption of Minister Abul from earlier on. We protested about our sufferings on broken roads, for not being able to go home for our Eid holidays, but this bully of a government did not pay any heed to us.
And then came the allegations of corruption against the same minister from The World Bank, when the government treated this powerful organization as its opposition party. So, we saw the result - the cancellation of the World Bank’s loan for the construction of Padma Multipurpose Bridge. Then we saw the government throw a magic spell of patriotism, claiming that we do not need any outside help for building the bridge. Many men in the helm gave many formulas for constructing this bridge. The golden boys who are behind burning down the backbone of education, started to collect money for the bridge. It was then that we started to see something fishy in the fanfare of self-financing the bridge.
The experts wrote back, watering down the fire of phony rhetoric of the government. And now the government seems to have realized that all this time it was on the wrong track, wasting its time and energy, and shattering the hopes of the people. But we wonder, although Minister Abul is gone, does this mean that the ‘Abul style’ is gone from all the nooks and crannies of the government?
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