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ACC chief: TIB should also focus on solutions

  • Published at 08:15 pm March 5th, 2019
Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood
FIle photo of Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood

He made the remarks at meeting with TIB delegation in the afternoon at ACC headquarters at Segunbagicha

Instead of finding problems, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) should also focus on ways to resolve issues, said Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood.

He made the remarks at meeting with a TIB delegation in the afternoon at the ACC headquarters at Segunbagicha in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The head of delegation, consultant of TIB's Policy and Strategy Mathias Boss, wanted to know about the activity of TIB, perception of the people about the agency, relationship between TIB and ACC, and sought recommendations and suggestions regarding the matter.

Mahmood said TIB has a positive image among people but there were also some criticisms.

"TIB has a scope to come up with ways to resolve problems instead of confining itself to finding problems," he said. "This kind of institution should have a responsibility to identify problems and find ways to address them."

He said the budget, income, and expenditure of each organization including TIB should be transparent. "People should be informed about their income-expenditure, work plans, and audit activities, and not just on the website but also through the media," he added.

He said the ACC always welcomes TIB's criticism of its activities, but to criticize ACC or any other organization, they need to first understand the circumstances and culture of the country.

"There will also be ways to get rid of criticisms. It should appreciate the government or government institutions, and political parties if they do any good work. They should not be making one-sided criticisms. They should be balanced," he added.