No Democracy – No Governance
Information highway has integrated the world in such a way that economy and businesshave become borderless. Existing governance skills and knowledge becomes absoletequickly, specially in the absence of e-governance. For economic development and tomaintain competitive edge with the global changes, governance reform including e-governances should be the top priority to design the future of Bangladesh.1.
No democracy No Governance:
Human rights associates once stated in its reportthat, “Democracy is based on two core principles; Participation andaccountability”. Therefore in the light of above observation when there is less or absolutely no democratic prevalence in a nation that mean there is leakage or loopholes in government as well. So the scientific formula is no democracy nogovernance.2.
Reforms for Good governance in Bangladesh:
Every citizen wants democracyand development. For independence and democracy thousands of lives have beensacrificed. Only independence was won but rule of law, good governance is still afar cry. A corrupt syndicate created a vicious cycle of exploitation and as axis of violent politics & mis-governance. But good governance is the precondition for any economic development & stability. Therefore, to restore democracy for common man and not for the large favorite kitchen cabinet, also to serve themandate of the common people of Bangladesh Govt. and opposition are liable towork as a joint venture in this regard, as no one would come from outside toresolve our national issues. Now there is a dire need of progressive, promotingand positive reforms not words in the national interest of Bangladesh.3.
A pre-condition for economic growth. It seems a profoundsystematic reform in governance, development and management of allBangladesh government activities including constitutional matrix, economic,education, trade, tax and privatization elements are absolutely necessary. Lot of blood has been shed, yet the aspiration of independence is not fulfilled. People of Bangladesh had already suffered much military cum political corruption for morethat three decades. For how many more years do they have to cry for good life &good governance? For the last 35 years, we have seen the changes in politicalleadership and government. A number of political programme have been taken for socio-economic developments, poverty elimination, pollution and populationcontrol, drugs, violence and crime control. Yet there are some questions that needto be addressed with the perspective of Bangladesh politics and governancesystem.4.Proposed Governance Reform: The competition of survival in the 21
century isexpected to increase over time. To meet the increasing global challenges of competitions & the quality of our governance it is crucial to bring change promptly and effectively. In this regard I would like to pursue urgent reforms onthe following issues:a)Reform for investment friendly governance. b)Reform for ending red tapism of the bureaucracy & ensure one stop service for foreign investment.