Speakers at a dialogue at Tangail on Saturday demanded ensuring greater involvement and participation of local people in the district budget to gear up the development of the districts.
Taking part in a pre-budget dialogue they also said formulation and implementation of district budget will expedite the country’s balanced development.
They also emphasised on the coordination between public representatives, local administration and government during formulation of the district budget.
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised the dialogue on pre-budget and district budget at Bureau Bangladesh auditorium.
Underscoring the need for incorporating the provision of district budget in the Constitution, the speakers said if district budget is prepared, the local demand will be prioritised.
Representatives of social, political, NGOs, local bodies and different professions took part at the dialogue. The government has been announcing district budget since two years and Tangail is one of those.
Tangail District Council Administrator and District Awami League general secretary Fazlur Rahman Khan Faruk was present at the dialogue as the chief guest.
Besides, CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, CDP Executive Director Mustafizur Rahman, former ambassador Anwarul Alam Shahid and Professor Mirza Abdul Momen, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Professor Sekandar Hayat chaired the dialogue while CPD Research Fellow Towfikul Islam Khan made keynote presentation. – News Desk