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PM: Be alert against bribery, corruption

  • Published at 03:34 pm December 12th, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the concluding ceremony of 113th, 114th, and 115th Law and Administration Courses at Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy in Dhaka on Thursday, December 12, 2019 Focus Bangla

Sheikh Hasina urged the officials to have better innovative ideas, plans, and thoughts to materialize development works

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked government officials to remain alert against bribery and corruption since these social diseases spoil the development of the country.

She passed the remark while addressing the concluding ceremony of 113th, 114th, and 115th Law and Administration Courses at Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy in Dhaka on Thursday.

Sheikh Hasina said: “All need to be alert against bribery and corruption that spoil our [development] activities. It is important to raise awareness among people in this regard.” 

The prime minister urged the administrative fresh officers to spend public money properly for the planned development of Bangladesh.

“I request you to pay special attention so that we can do more development [works] spending the public money economically,” Sheikh Hasina said.

Pointing at field-level administration officials, the premier said if an officer wishes, he or she can change the outlook of a district, an upazila or a union by making visible progress.

Sheikh Hasina urged the officials to have better innovative ideas, plans, and thoughts to materialize development works.

She also asked the government officers to pay the special attention to the ongoing drives against drug, terrorism, and corruption.

The prime minister distributed certificates among the participants of the five-month training courses. A total of 120 admin cadre officers attended the three courses.

State Minister for Public Administration Ministry Farhad Hossain, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Administration Ministry HN Ashequr Rahman, and Public Administration Secretary Faiz Ahmed spoke at the function presided over by Rector of the Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy Kazi Rowshan Akhter.

The prime minister asked the government officials to take steps in a planned way, keeping in mind the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so that all development initiatives remain sustainable.

“I would like to urge you to work sincerely in implementation of what the plans we’re taking,” said the premier.

She also asked the newly appointed officers to move always with self-confidence and develop themselves further to work for the country by continuing their trainings and study through digital platforms.

The premier suggested reading two books -- Osamapto Attojiboni (Unfinished Memoirs) and Karagarer Rojnamcha (Diary in Jail) -- of Sheikh Mujib to know his dedication and the history of the country.

She said a 14 - volume book on “Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” is being published.

“If our officers read these books, their self-confidence would grow as they will be able to know how they can ensure the development of a country and how Sheikh Hasina made the country independent through struggles,” she said added.

Focusing on the country’s development, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has made a turnaround and reached a dignified position in the world in the last one decade as her government has been working for its progress.

“To me, power is not a matter of enjoyment. Instead, it is a matter of performing responsibilities,” she said.