After the earthquake, things are changing in Nepal, from the attitude of the people to the attitude of political leaders everything has changed. With this change moreover things are getting clear from the donor agencies perspective who promised huge donation at times of publicity but in action failed to meet their objective ruling in with conditions.
To the apathy of the public the so called our government which says there is decentralization in management of disaster failed to acknowledge it in practice. Changing its version from distribution of galvanized sheets to direct money, it has been futile in its action and motives.
With better political opportunity most of the leaders are trying to create a new government where at the same there are no leaders who have truly stood up for the victims or their voices.
Everything is clear but my concern is with this earthquake, we are also facing a huge problem of management of resource and mentality of people. By resources I mean we need definite protocols and mechanisms for Disaster Management. It has always been like this in Nepal, as Nepal is listed in earthquake disaster zone but nothing was done why?
Our leaders cannot escape this by saying it is not their fault, I think its their fault as being a leader it was their responsibility that they didn't initiated the right mechanism and protocol for disaster management. If it was not their fault then whose responsibility is it ?
The public do not have the right to make policies and mechanisms, we nominated them to do this work for public welfare. If they cannot do this then there in no point in having them as leaders and giving them so much of state level benefits.
From one after the other our country has been facing risk of natural crisis. If you look at the event occurring last year Sidhuplachowk flooding to this what have we done , where are we ?
Even at this point of crisis things do not look good, yesterday I meet a Humanitarian Volunteer who said there is huge lack of management even in partnering with the International Non Governmental Organization(INGO). The reason is what can the INGOs do the government has made it mandatory to follow the state level mechanism and when they follow that discrimination and political manipulation rules in.
Even in distribution of relief material to rescue operation things have been hugely affected by it.
This is a major reason why our rescue and relief operation were not so efficient. I am not blaming the security forces, they did what they were told and in fact they gave their best but at management point of view things could have been managed in a more efficient and effective way.
But looking at the performance of political leaders and government level bureaucrats things are surprisingly disappointing.
Now talking about the other side, the mentality of people are also changing. I can understand that the devastating earthquake has traumatized us but with limited resources and easy access to food, health and recognition, things do not look good from their part. In fact it is harvesting an attitude of free living perspective where people are getting lazy and looking up to others for collecting donation and resources. I have heard that people have started accumulating relief materials in stock.
If you look at the Tudikhel camp then you would realize that most of them living there are either people who living in rent or wagers who have been enjoying the benefits. Most of them are taking shelter there to escape the rents and food cost. Why would people even work when they are getting free food and a good living standard when you are getting it for free.
Very few of the people who are earthquake victims are residing there.
At this time of crisis when we ought to fight back together if the people start to enjoy the easy living of crisis things would just be limited.