The government is working to ensure an inclusive growth for equitable distribution of wealth and for that the chartered accountants have an important role to play, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said.
"We are working for the people, especially the underprivileged, and trying to bring them in the development process so that they could chase a dream of how to come out from the poverty and hunger."
The minister spoke at a programme titled "Listen to the leader" organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) at CA Bhaban in Dhaka on Monday.
The government is determined to ensure that the underprivileged people get the benefits of the development works, Kamal said.
The government has a clear vision to make the country poverty and hunger free by 2030 and become a developed nation by 2041, he said.
The chartered accountants are definitely a part of this development route, he said.
"We have many challenges. Commitments from professionals, including CAs, are required to address these challenges."
The professionals like chartered accountants should contribute more for the progress of the country, he said.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman not only dreamt of an independent country, he also dreamt of economic emancipation of the people, Kamal said.
"Everyone has to bear this philosophy in their hearts and come forward to work for the people."
He also urged the CAs to follow the idealism to achieve the sustainable development goals.
Professionals should concentrate more to create a business-friendly atmosphere so that the country advances in the ease of doing business index globally, the minister said. Foreign investors are coming to Bangladesh considering it to be an ideal place for investment and safe return out of it, he said.
ICAB and its members are firmly committed to become a partner of the government's initiatives for economic development of the country, said ICAB President Muhammad Farooq.
The CAs would come forward to take up any role wherever assigned, he said.
Few hundreds of chartered accountants and auditors of listed companies attended the programme.