Main political parties fail to curb graft: ACC chief, The Independent, July 04, 2012
Tuesday, 03 July 2012
Author / Source : INDEPENDENT ONLINE REPORT
File photo of ACC Chairman Golam Rahman
DHAKA: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Golam Rahman on Tuesday said the two major political parties so far failed to take any strong initiative to wipe out corruption from the country despite having agenda in the parties’ election pledge.
“Political goodwill and accountability are necessary to eliminate corruption,” Rahman said at a roundtable held at the commission’s office Tuesday noon.
While talking with journalist after the meeting, the ACC chief demanded the placement and final approval of the ACC (amendment) bill in the current parliament session.
The roundtable was organised by Bangladesh Enterprises Institute (BEI) in collaboration with USAID and Progoti on “Promoting communication and collaboration between the Office of Comptroller and Audit General, Information Commission and Anti-Corruption Commission for transparency and accountability in Bangladesh: A view from the filed level public offices, civil society and media”.
The speakers, however, stressed the need of coordination among different public offices to curb corruption.
Comptroller and Audit General Ahmed Ataul Hakeem and Information Commission chief Muhammad Zamir also spoke in the meeting.