Gazipur mayor, councillors take oath
Dhaka – Newly elected mayor of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Prof MA Mannan and its 75 councillors, including 19 women, took oath on Sunday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath to the first Mayor of newly created Gazipur City Corporation while LGRD & Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam administered the oath to the councillors at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in the morning.
A total of 76 candidates were elected councillors in the election, but of them one, Giasuddin (Ward 58), could not took oath today.
After the oath-taking ceremony, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the first GCC Mayor and councillors, and assured them of her all cooperation in discharging their duties and responsibilities.
The Gazipur City Corporation was formed on January 16 this year while the first election to GCC was held on July 6.
Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Industries Minister Dilip Barua, Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr Mashiur Rahman, State Minister for LGRD advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki were, among others, present at the oath-taking ceremony. – BNP