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Social movement needed to fight against corruption—Aminul Islam

SHANTIMOY CHAKMA: Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a dreamt to build a country free from corruption and poverty where no discrimination is prevailed among all the countrymen. So, we all together and joint hand must come forward raising voice against the corruption to eliminate the menace from the society for the sake of fulfill the dream of Bangabandhu.

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) commissioner AFM Aminul Islam was speaking at a function of ‘Mass Hearing’ at the hall room of district Shilpakola Academy in the Rangamati town as the chief guest on Monday.

With support from Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), ACC and sadar upazila Durnity Pratirodh Committee jointly organised the event.

Discrimination is increasing between poor and affluent persons day by day due to unbridled corruption. We should not let it any longer in the society, said ACC commissioner.

Nobody who involved in graft will be spared and such dishonest individuals must put in jail and legal action will be taken against them, said Aminul adding, everybody must take oath not to do malpractice and raise voice against corruption.

He further said that social movement is needed to prevent graft. ACC commissioner informed that 550 cases were field so far by the ACC against graft suspects and 78 mass hearing were held since inception of ACC.

He directed all head of the departments of government offices to check wrongdoings in their respective offices and hang a sing board reading as ‘Corruption free Office’ in every office.

He heard complaints from the mass people against different government officials including health, power and development board (PDB), CHT Development Board, BRTA, roads and public works divisions, Bazar fund, district council and education department and instantly directed the concerned authorities to solve the problem and mitigate peoples’ sufferings and harassment during delivering service.

Senior programmme manager of TIB, Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, president of Rangamati Sachetan Nagorik Committee of TIB, Chand Roy and president of Rangamati district durnity protirodh committee, Maya Dhan Chakma, addressed, among others.

Deputy commissioner Manjarul Mannan moderated the programme.

The hearing was started through singing national anthem at 10:00am and it continued to 2:00pm.

Almost all government’s officers of different offices, mass people and journalists were present in the programme.(chtj-desk/report).