|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 18:48:19 | Updated : 18 Apr 2017, 19:04:55|
Rights-based CSOs demand actions to save Manpura Island
FE Online Report
A group of 28 rights-based CSOs and climate affected adolescents of Manpura island demanded today immediate initiatives to save the Manpura Island from river erosion.
They also demanded transparency and accountability of the Water Development Board (WDB) to the local people and local administration.
Forming a human chain, the group put forward these demands in front of the National Press Club.
Mustafa Kamal Akanda of COAST Trust moderated the human chain titled ‘We Demand Accountable and Peoples Oriented Initiative of Water Development Board to save Manpura Island’.
Zayed Iqbal Khan of Bangladesh Krishak Federation, Subal Sarkar of Bangladesh Bhumihin Samity, Aminur Rasul Babul of Unnayan Dhara Trust, Mihir Biswas of Bangladesh Paribesh Bachao Andolon and Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD spoke at the occasion.
Two adolescents of Manpura island named Sabia Akhter Mim and Md. Sajib expressed their sufferings on the island caused by river erosion and climate change.