Minister warns against irregularities in relief distribution

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 14 Jul 2017, 20:34:50
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Minister warns against irregularities in relief distribution

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Friday warned of tougher action against irregularities in relief distribution in flood-affected areas.

The minister said that the relief activities will continue in the affected areas until the floodwater recedes.

“No one will be spared if there’s any irregularity in the relief distribution. Stern action will be taken against them,” he said while addressing a special meeting of Jamalpur Disaster Management Committee at the deputy commissioner’s office, reports UNB.

The minister also asked the officials concerned to work for rehabilitating the victims after the flood. “As per the Prime Minister’s directives, you’ll have to work to ensure so that no one suffers and starves to death due to the flood. You’ll have to do the rehabilitation work properly so that the flood victims can stand on their feet again,” he said.

He also reminded them of the Prime Minister’s directives to face flood and other natural calamities together with MPs, local administration and Awami League leaders and activists.

At the meeting, Maya allocated 200 more tonnes of rice, Tk 0.5 million in cash and 2,000 packets of dry food for the flood victims of the district.
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