'Minus good governance people are left to suffer'

‘Minus good governance people are left to suffer’


Dhaka, Feb – The people of the country continue to suffer for a lack of good governance and absence of transparency in securing their basic rights like education and health, the speakers in a round table meeting on Saturday.Taking part in a round table meeting on at the VIP launch of Jatiya Press Club, the speakers said “The lack of good governance along with the situations facing vital sectors such as education, health and banking have become such that the people are the sufferer.”
Former Bangladesh Bank governor Salehuddin Ahmed said “Many achievements have been discussed in this meeting, but all of them will go in vain if we fail to implement democracy and good governance in the country.”
Barrister Mainul Hosein, a former adviser to the caretaker government in 2007-8said “The achievements are fake; our nation’s biggest tragedy is that, our people can’t exercise their right to franchise in spite of having independence.”
Founder of Ganashanstha Kendra, Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury said “Our first problem is India and second is education system. India doesn’t want proper democracy practiced in Bangladesh for their own interest.”
BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, former Jahangirnagar University professor Dilara Zaman, former state minister for Foreign Ministry Abul Hasan Choudhury, and former Supreme Court Registrar Iktedar Ahmed were present at the meeting, among others. — UNB


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