Speakers at a roundtable discussion urged new the Cabinet members to prioritise rooting out corruption from Bangladesh.
The 11th general election dispelled bad political practices from the country, they said.
Jago Bangla Foundation organized roundtable discussion at the National Press Club in the city on Monday. Presidium member of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury said, “The people want to see the country imbued with the Liberation War’s spirit. So, a corruption free country, boasting good governance, must be created. We hope promises made before the polls by ruling Awami League will be kept.”
Eminent cultural personality Syed Hasan Imam said that the government should prioritise developing villages.
“The education sector should be overhauled. Corruption and drugs must be uprooted,” he added.
Sohel Haider Chowdhury, general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists, said that the government’s first task should be to make the country free of corruption.
Security analyst Maj Gen (Retd) AK Mohammed Ali Sikder said that the country needed to increase local and foreign investments to make a new Bangladesh. Prof Dr Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of World University of Bangladesh, retired Supreme Court judge Shamsuddin Chowdhury, and chief executive of Jago Bangla Foundation, among others, spoke at the programme.