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Staff Correspondent
Taking oath with pronouncing ‘Honesty is the best policy’, officials and employees of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) declared that they will not indulge in corruption any more.
They took the oath after bringing out a procession organised on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day at Nagar Bhaban, Gulshan in the capital on Sunday.
DNCC Acting Mayor Jamal Mostafa administered the oath taking ceremony. Prior to the ceremony, a discussion meeting was also held on the occasion. During taking the oath, the participators uttered in one voice, “I recall the memory with due respect by believing in the principle of ‘honesty is the best policy’ and I will be motivated to develop myself as an honest, devoted, upright, socially conscious and patriotic citizen.”
The participators pledged to get themselves engaged to serve the country, people and society.
Moreover, they also vowed to play a leading role in the development to preserve environment and climate, redemption of poverty, development of employment and the prevention of corruption of the major obstacles, in the development of the people’s life and to develop public awareness against corruption.
They also declared that neither will they commit any wrongdoing and corruption nor will they tolerate the same.

In the discussion meeting, Panel Mayor Jamal Mostafa told the officials and employees of DNCC to perform their respective duty properly.
He said, “Citizens come to the city corporation to take various services; it is the moral responsibility of every official and employee to provide services without doing any harassment or illegal money transaction.”
He reminded the government officials of adopting the highest integrity and loyalty in implementing various development projects.
Among others, DNCC Secretary Rabindra Sri Barua and Public Relationship Officer ASM Mamun were also present at the programme.
In 2003, the United Nations announced ‘December 9’ as International Anti-Corruption Day. Anti Corruption Commission of Bangladesh has started observing the day in the country since 2007.