Corruption, offences increase due to lack of accountability, says Sultana Kamal

Participants and guests take oath at a conference organised by Transparency International Bangladesh at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Thursday. — New Age photo

Participants and guests take oath at a conference organised by Transparency International Bangladesh at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Thursday.

Transparency International Bangladesh chairperson Sultana Kamal on Thursday said that corruption and other offences were increasing in every sectors due to lack of accountability of the officials concerned.
‘The people who are involved with corruption and other offences are using their political, social and financial links for abusing the power and committing such offences,’ she said addressing ‘Sachetan Nagorik National Conference 2016’ organised by the TIB at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.
She also claimed that institutions responsible do not carry out their duties properly for ensuring accountability of the politicians and other powerful people.
TIB secretary general Selina Hossain said that a social movement was needed to curb all kinds of corruption and crimes including the killing of secular writers and bloggers.
TIB executive director said the local chapter of the Berlin-based corruption watchdog was working under the purview of domestic laws and in cooperation with the government.
He said they were working to establish good governance, defying all criticisms and risks it faces to operate.
He said TIB followed transparency in running its operations as a registered entity and the organisation does not receive or spend any money without the government’s auhtorisation.
He claimed a section of ruling party men were trying to make TIB their ‘political competitor’ while some of them compared it with the militant group Islamic State.
From 45 localities around 2,500 members of YES Group of Sachetan Nagorik Committee attended at the programme.

Source: New Age

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