Corruption could obstruct a country’s progress: President
13 March 2016, Nirapad News: President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said corruption could be a major obstacle to the
socio-economic progress of a country and public awareness can help check it.
He made the observation when outgoing Chairman of then Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) M Bodiuzzaman and
Commissioner M Shahabuddin made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban.
The President stressed that public awareness and widespread participation of grassroots people in anti-corruption
campaign are necessary to check such menace.
President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
The ACC Chairman and Commissioner apprised the President of its various activities and expressed gratitude for his
cooperation in discharging their duties.
Secretaries concerned to the President Office were present.
The tenure of ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman and Commissioner M Shahabuddin expired today (Sunday).
Meanwhile, on March 10, the government appointed former senior secretary Iqbal Mahmud as new ACC Chairman, while former judge AFM Aminul Commissioner.