Monday, July 30, 2007

Ministers fired

The ministers of water and heath today were forced to resign in the aftermath of the latest water problems in the Manshieh area of Mafraq. A number of senior bureaucrats were fired as well.

While it is not obvious why the minister of heath was shown the door, I have had my reservations about the minister of water for a while. Unlike the assertion of Fahed Fanek that ministers don’t have to be “brilliant”, it is clear that the ministry of water and irrigation needs to have competence and vision.

I am sure that now, they have now learnt their lesson, and somebody will be chosen who has a proven track record technically and administratively. No more appointments based on geographic origin or sponsorship from big politicians. No more appointing ministers because their father was a minister. Yes sir. They must have learnt their lesson THIS TIME!



At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Articles 39 and 41 of the Health law for 2002 shoulder the responsibility of the monitoring of drinking water quality on the Ministry of health. They wanted the authority and now are paying the penalty.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Good point. How many view their post as a responsibility rather than a privilege, I wonder.


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