I must take this opportunity to thank my good friend Minister A.H.M.Fowzie on his appointment as Minister of Disaster Management. In my opinion this is one of the most important ministries as it covers all the ministries.
Generally when we talk about the disasters it is mainly natural calamities, such as floods due to heavy rain, earth slips, damages caused by cyclonic winds and other natural disasters but knowing the capability of minister Fowzie, he will cover much more than these obvious ones. He has correctly mentioned that even though for some disasters others are responsible he will take personal interest and responsibility to resolve such disasters. This is his specialty and I am sure he will be already planning the strategy to overcome the disasters caused by negligence such as clogged drains causing flood, dumping garbage causing hazard to health, inferior designs causing collapses of bridges and buildings, none maintenance of interceptor drains causing earth slips, leaking water mains causing potholes on roads, insufficient doctors to serve in government hospitals, lack of medicine to save human life, eradicating pests which kills plantation, excess failure in GCE(O) level, Derailment of trains due to non maintenance of tracks, improve the railways to reduce road traffic, tapping all the natural resources to produce additional power, reduce corruption to reduce cost of living and above all eradicate the hidden terrorists. I am sure there are lot more he will do to prevent than managing to overcome the disaster after it had occurred.
May Allah give you the courage and strength to prevent disasters than manage a disaster.