Week 19, 2023

There is a lot of heat today on the social sphere regarding the appointment of the Mayor’s Daughter as the Chief Heat Officer.

While there is a concern that this is a nepotist move by the mayor – my take on it is simple: for a role paid for by a foreign foundation, the mayor’s daughter is the best possible candidate because she is the only person out there who can have an influence over the mayor when it comes to taking really tough decisions around reducing heat in Dhaka.

I think it’s a fantastic and intelligent move that could not have been replaced by a thought leader or a scientist in the same position. Because the problem and the solution are all known – and all we need is adequate negotiation and push so as to ensure that bureaucracy cannot hold back the ulterior motive! And who can do it better than that mayor’s daughter?