Local Government

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Our collective role in building a Smart Bangladesh by 2041

To achieve and reach the expected goals of Smart Bangladesh, the AL government should emphasise on attracting more creative, visionary, and young leaders in the party who are aware of the latest developments in the field and able to leverage the benefits of this rapidly changing world.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Revive zila parishads to better serve people

Authorities must take steps to turn the zila parishads into powerful institutions

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Work but no pay

More than 35,000 employees of 260 municipalities have not received salaries for up to seven years due to fund crunch of the local government bodies.

February 3, 2019
February 3, 2019

Reform local govt system

A commission needs to be formed to review and reform the local government system, which was now being run in an “ambiguous” way, and its electoral system should also be amended, speakers at a conference said yesterday.

January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018

Poll stay will not impact DNCC: LGRD Minister

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain says the High Court order staying the Dhaka North City Corporation Polls will not pose any negative impact on the regular activity of DNCC.

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

12% people at arsenic risk: LGRD minister

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain tells parliament that 12 percent people are still at risk of arsenic contamination in the country.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

UP elections held peacefully: CEC

CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the first phase of union parishad elections are held in a free, fair and peaceful manner except some isolated incidents of irregularities.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

PARTIAL REFORM WILL NOT WORK

The current ruling party has less influence at the grassroots level. So now they want to institutionalise “partycracy” in the local bodies through partisan elections.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

MONEY, VIOLENCE AND MUSCLE POWER WILL RULE

Our local bodies work in a presidential system where the chairman dictates all the activities of the local government. This is an anomaly as our national government follows a parliamentary system.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Dhaka's Primacy: Rome without Empire?

The removal of elected mayors and councillors does not bode well for Bangladesh's local governance system.