Corruption Prevention Week begins Sunday

Dhaka,  Tue,  25 July 2017
Published : 23 Mar 2017, 00:14:26
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Corruption Prevention Week begins Sunday

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The anti-graft body will observe 'Corruption Prevention Week-2017' across the country from Sunday next to create awareness among the citizens about prevention of corruption.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), in a meeting at its headquarters in the capital on Wednesday, finalised the programme of the event, which is scheduled to be concluded on April 01.

 ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood is scheduled to inaugurate the event, which is being organised for the 7th consecutive year, at 8:00am at the ACC headquarters.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Mahmood stressed the need for engaging the people from all walks of life with the anti-graft body's ongoing efforts to curb corruption for the sake of the country's socio-economic freedom.

He said Bangladesh got its independence, sovereignty and flag through the war of liberation, but yet to gain economic freedom due to corruption. "It is possible to prevent the spread of corruption if general people get involved in various anti-corruption initiatives," the ACC chief said, however, pointing out ACC's limitation with its only 1,073-member human resources in fighting against corruption.

As part of the week's programme, an anti-corruption cartoon and poster exhibition will be held at the ACC Media Centre, which will remain open for all during the week from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

On March 27, an anti-corruption convention and oath taking programme will be arranged for the young people in the city's Osmani Memorial Auditorium, where Speaker of the Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will attend as chief guest. An anti-graft human chain programme will held at 10:00am in front of the National Press Club on March 28 to be attended by all the members of ACC.

At 03:00pm on the same day, ACC Media Award-2016 will be given to the journalists, who carried out investigative reports on various corruption incidents. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will attend the event as chief guest to be held at the ACC conference room.

ACC will reward the best members of the corruption prevention committees in city, district and upazila levels for their contribution. The programme will be held at the Jatiya Natyashala auditorium of Shilpakala Academy in the city on March 29 and will be attended by Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

A seminar on 'Comprehensive Effort against Corruption' will be arranged at the ACC conference room at 10:30am on March 30 and will be attended by politicians, government officials, university teachers, media personalities and NGO representatives.

On March 31, Khatibs of different masques including Baitul Mukarram national mosque will deliver special speech related to anti-corruption during Jumma prayer at the request by the ACC.

On the last day of the week, ACC will arrange essay writing, poster and cartoon drawing, and debate competitions for the students from educational institutions across the country to be held at the Shilpakala Academy in the city.

The event will be attended by Professor Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet.

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