I was shocked to find that Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) board members approved a proposal to extend the tenure of its present managing director by three more years. There have been many controversies around how he has carried out his responsibilities.
The current MD was appointed in 2009 and has been serving for five consecutive terms over the last 11 years.
Now, Wasa authorities will send a proposal to the local government ministry to reappoint him as MD for three more years. It is absurd to reappoint an MD, a position that demands fulfilling crucial responsibilities, when that person has such a history.