International anti-graft day observed
International Anti-Corruption Day was observed in a befitting manner in the country yesterday as elsewhere across the world.
On the occasion, different rights groups, organisations observed elaborate programmes all over the country with a call to make the society free from all sorts of corruption with collective efforts.
Stressing the need of a corruption free society, Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Ghulam Rahman said, "If we can free political parties, its activities and the election process from corruption, we can expect a remarkable reduction in corruption in our society".
The ACC chief said this at a discussion in Rajshahi city yesterday.
Promoting Governance, Accountability, Transparency and Integrity (Progati), an USAID initiative, organised the discussion.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also expressed her firm determination to build a corruption-free society.
She said her government would bring to justice those who were involved in corruption in the past, for the welfare of the country, reports UNB.
Hasina said this while she was talking to local people in a videoconference after inaugurating a newly installed 1000-kilowatt medium wave transmission centre of Bangladesh Betar in Dhamrai yesterday.