The dialogue was organized to allow children to express and exchange their views, opinions, and suggestions regarding urban planning with the mayor
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam said on Wednesy that the city corporation would strictly monitor the spraying of insecticide in its jurisdiction to fight the surge of dengue.
He announced this at a dialogue titled Meet my Mayor, held at his office, jointly organized by DNCC, and Save the Children.
The dialogue was organized to allow children to express and exchange their views, opinions, and suggestions regarding urban planning with the mayor.
During the dialogue, a school student claimed that one DNCC worker did not spray insecticide at her house as her family was not able to give Tk50 for each room. In response, the mayor said: “The city corporation is paying them to spray the insecticide, but they do not fulfill their duties. We will ensure accountability of every worker.”
Mayor Atiqul urged the students, and the city's youth to use social media to identify the faults of the system, as well as negligence of the staff, and workers who are tasked with spraying insecticides.
He further said that all playgrounds of the city must be freed from illegal encroachment.
"You have a powerful instrument [smart phone] in your hands. Record the voices, take pictures, and use social media to identify the illegal encroachers.”
Senior officials from DNCC, and Save the Children were present at the event, along with several school, college, and university students.