Recently, I had the chance to ask a few questions to Mansur Ahmed, Bangladesh Green Party Leader. “You know Bangladesh is a populated country where more than 180 million people live in a small 55 000 square mile area. We just celebrated the golden jubilee of our independence
that is Bangladesh is now 50 years old country”, says Ahmed.
Q: What is your background?
A: I am a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, MEP consulting works in Dhaka.
Q:What are the goals of the party?
A: Our goals are social justice, grass root democracy, ecological wisdom, women and youth empowerment.
Q: How do you plan on achieving them?
A: We believe man is the greatest asset of the world and we have 180 million people. If we can ensure our man is smart and capable enough to meet the world standard, within 10 years we can lead the world like a developed country. Our major income comes from garment export and remittance from abroad which is earned by most of the less educated people of Bangladesh.
Q: What inspired you to create the Bangladesh Green Party?
A: In [Bangladesh] there is still a lack of human rights, women rights…We will work for safe a environment for women and work for youth and women’s empowerment
Q: What are your hopes for the party in the future?
A: We are always thinking about global warming, and our policy is to protect our environment.
Ahmed talked about how the country is doing. “You know Bangladesh is a country where more than 180 million people live in a small 55 000 square mile area. We just celebrated ou golden jubilee of our independence:Bangladesh is now a 50 years old country”, he says. “In spite of some development … we still are not developed in economical, technological [aspects] like other countries who are to similar to us as well as nearby independent time”.
In short, the Bangladesh Green Party is still a growing party. With a dedicated leader like Ahmed, there are hopes for the party’s growth in the future. Germany and Australia green platforms have written articles, initiating that the party is being recognized in the international realm.