Call for launching social movement against corruption
Published: November 26, 2015 4:38 pm
26 November 2015, Nirapad News: Launching of a social movement against corruption with participation of common people can reduce corruption to speed up the present pace of national development for building a developed country.
The opinion came at an anti-corruption planning meeting organised by Ward No-6 unit of Community Policing Forum of Mominpur union at Hazrahati Government Primary School under Sadar upazila here on Wednesday afternoon.
RDRS Bangladesh assisted in arranging the meeting under the Justice Reform and Corruption Prevention (JRCP) Project with the assistance of German Development Cooperation (GIZ).
The NGO has been implementing the project in Sadar and Kawnia upazilas in Rangpur to reduce corruption under GIZ funding with assistance of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
Member for Ward No-6 of Mominpur union Ahsan Habib Dulal attended the meeting as the chief guest with President of Ward No-6 unit of Community Policing Forum of Mominpur union Haripado Mohanta in the chair.
Advisers of the Ward No-6 unit of Community Policing Forum Bijoy Kumar, Uday Kumar and Abul Hossain, addressed the meeting, among others.
Upazila Manager of the JRCP Project of RDRS Bangladesh Tahmina Akhter discussed on the anti-corruption and community policing activities and draft annual action plan on anti-corruption activities to be conducted in Sadar upazila.
Field Facilitator of the JRCP Project of RDRS Bangladesh Azim Ali moderated the meeting participated by members of the Community Policing Forum, civil society members and local community leaders.
Field facilitator of the JRCP Project of RDRS Bangladesh Azim Ali moderated the meeting.
After elaborate discussion, the meeting endorsed draft annual action plan on conducting anti-corruption activities by Ward No-6 unit of the Community Policing Forum under Mominpur union for the next year.
The speakers appreciated the activities conducted last year by the Community Policing Forum unit in preventing corruption through creating mass awareness among the people of the area.
They laid emphasis on ensuring transparency and accountability in government offices, stopping misuse of power and public money and educating young students about values of honesty to build their anti-corruption mindset.
The chief guest put importance on active cooperation of common people for launching a social movement to prevent corruption, eradicate child marriage, dowry and repression against women and stop drug trading and gambling from the rural area.