Villagers seek job in Payra sea port
Local people in Kalapara yesterday demanded jobs on priority basis in the Payra sea port and under-construction power plants in the upazila considering their contribution.
Most of them became landless as the government requisitioned their lands to set up the sea port and five power plants.
The demand was made at a meeting at Kalapara Press Club.
They later submitted a memorandum to the prime minister through the upazila nirbahi officer to realise their demand.
Press Club President Mejbah Uddin Mannu and General Secretary Mohsin Pervez and KM Mosharef Hossain spoke at the meeting.
The speakers said many outsiders have already been appointed in different posts though a number of residents in the area are passing hard days after losing their agriculture lands.