Update December 9, 2015

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Forging social movement against corruption underscored

Sumel Sarker

Forging social movement

Forging social movement against corruption underscored

09 December 2015, Nirapad News: Speakers at a post-rally discussion have underscored the need for forging social movement against corruption for building a poverty-free Bangladesh.

They viewed community participation towards the anti-corruption campaign has become an urgent need for building a mass-opinion against the corruption.

Committee of Concerned Citizens (CCC), an inspired organization of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), organized the event at its office today (Wednesday) to mark the International Anti Corruption Day-2015.

Various social and voluntary organizations like Sachetan, Supro, BLAST, Trinamool, Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, Partner, Barendra Unnayan Prochesta, Prip Trust, BELA, ACD, Brac and PSTC joined the programme.

With CCC Member Prof Abdul Salam in the chair, retired Deputy Director of Department of Social Service Mojammel Haque, Associate Professor Tanjima Johra Habib from Department of Social Work of Rajshahi University, Director of Partner Sangstha Alima Akhter Lima and TIB Regional Manager Mahmud Ali spoke on the occasion.

Language Veteran Mosharraf Hossain Akunji, former assistant director of department of social service Joytuna Khatun and CCC member Munira Rahman Mithi were present at the meeting.

The speakers viewed that wide participation of community people in the service sector could curb corruption and they underlined the need for enhancing empowerment of the community people so that they could raise voice against all sorts of corruption and monopoly.

They stressed on making both the government and non-government service-delivery activities transparent and accountable for freeing those from corruption.

Local level corruption could be reduced to a greater extent through ensuring transparency, accountability and responsive administration together with free flow of information, they mentioned unanimously.

Earlier, the CCC members and representatives of the associate organizations brought out an anti-corruption rally from Alupatty crossing and paraded different city streets for creating mass-awareness against corruption.

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