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Call for ostracising the corrupt

Int’l Anti-Corruption Day observed

Published : 09 Dec 2022 09:46 PM | Updated : 10 Dec 2022 02:22 PM

The International Anti-Corruption Day-2022 was observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the world on Friday with the aim of raising awareness against corruption. 

The theme of this year’s Anti-Corruption Day is ‘UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption’.  Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and some other organisations observed the day across the country by holding rallies and other programmes with the call of ostracising the corrupt. 

Marking the day, the ACC formed a human chain in front of its headquarters at Segunbagicha in the capital. 

Speaking at the human chain programme, chairman of ACC Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah called upon everyone to identify the corrupt persons and ostracise them. “Once Bangladesh ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Things have changed now. But corruption cannot be rooted out overnight. It will gradually disappear,” he said. 

Requesting everyone to identify the corrupt, the anti-corruption watchdog chief said, “You know who the corrupt are. Boycott them socially.”

The ACC centrally observed the day in the capital. The programme started with the hoisting of the National and the ACC flags in front of the ACC headquarters. After forming the human chain, a discussion was also arranged. 

The ACC also observed International Anti-corruption Day across the country.

As part of the countrywide programme, the day was observed in Naogaon in a befitting manner through various programmes. 

On the occasion, the programme started with the hoisting of the national and the ACC flags in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office in the district town.

Naogaon DC Khalid Mehdi Hasan hoisted the national flag and ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman hoisted the ACC flag.

A human chain was formed in front of the DC office. Various district level offices, non-governmental development organisations, educational institutions and socio-cultural organisations participated in the event. 

Later, a discussion was held in the conference room of the DC office. Naogoan DC Khalid Mehdi Hasan addressed the function as the chief guest with president of the District Anti-corruption Committee Shaktipad Chowdhury in the chair.