Minister for transparency, regular audit for any institution, The News Today, February 27, 2013

Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu on Tuesday said accountability, transparency, participatory approach and regular auditing are a must to give democratic shape to any institution, reports UNB.

He came up with the remark while addressing a seminar, titled ‘Sharing the Findings on the Local Government Accountability and Audit Systems’, in the city.

Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) arranged the seminar at Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies (BIISS).

The Information Minister said there are specific directives in the Constitution (section 59 and 60) about the Local government and said the Local Government will turn into a corruption-free and skilled institution through ensuring accountability and participation.

Local Government Division Secretary Abu Alam Md Shahid Khan and Controller of Defence Finance Division M Motahar Hossain spoke at the seminar as special guests. Former Ambassador and BEI President Farooq Sobhan presided.

USAID representative Jerome Sayre and former ambassador M Humayun Kabir also spoke on the occasion.

Source: http://www.newstoday.com.bd/index.php?option=details&news_id=2338100&date=2013-02-27

27 February, 2013