Joseph Kony is the leader of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army and is the person responsible for creating the 100,000 strong army of enslaved child soldiers, many of whose parents Kony killed to force the children work for him.
Now that the Padma bridge has returned, one also hopes that the lessons will be learnt as well. We were not sure what led to the World Bank rethink but it did and we are all happy.
“They suddenly raised the issue. I asked them myself give me proof and they could not give any substantial proof”. That was the response of the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina to the reporter from BBC programme “HARDtalk” during an interview on Monday, July 30, 2012.
Talking about Padma the other day a colleague of mine, an elderly and an erudite one, came up with an utterly new piece of analysis. Try as I did to disagree, I must thank him for the ingenuity with which he was able to firm up his analysis.
Moses has reached the mountain, finally! It took a $3 billion political crisis to make it happen, but it has happened nonetheless.
The Padma River Bridge funding debacle has taken place… and… um… to no one’s great surprise! OK, the ministers and the officialdom are surprised, shocked and dismayed! The bellyaching has begun in earnest.