“Corruption has become a social menace though the majority of the country’s people want a corruption-free society. We want a corruption-free country and we’ll establish that with the help of media, political parties and civil society members,” he told a function at the ACC headquarters marking the ‘Anti-Corruption Week 2013.
The ACC boss said the country’s people have not yet got the economic emancipation despite obtaining independence 42 years ago mainly because of corruption.
Referring to the theme of the week, ‘People’s Power will Resist Corruption’, the ACC chief said people are the source of all power and they will play a stronger role in establishing a corruption free society.
He said corruption is not a new phenomenon in society though there have been changes in its nature. “Once corruption was there only in public sector but now it has engulfed the private sector, too. Even then the prevalence of corruption is showing a sign of fall due to increase in awareness against it.”
Rahman underscored the need for making the youth aware about the menace by forming ‘Satata Sangathan’ in educational institutions across the country. “If we can make the youth aware of graft and inspire them with the spirit of patriotism and sincerity, they’ll be able to play a pivotal role in building a corruption-free Bangladesh.”