Int’l Anti-Corruption Day Observed

Unite to combat graft: ACC

Staff Correspondent

10 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) celebrated the ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’ throughout the country on Monday.

ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood inaugurated the day by releasing pigeons in front of the ACC office. ACC Commissioner AFM Aminul Islam along with senior officials of the Commission was present.

Earlier, the ACC chairman along with the commissioner hoisted the national flag and the flag of the commission.

Later, the ACC Chairman inaugurated the Anti-Corruption Mass Signature Programme, poster and cartoon exhibition by putting his signature on the register maintained by the Commission’s Media Center.

Ordinary people can put their signatures at the ACC Media Center for from December 9 to December 14.

The ACC chairman urged the citizens to sign the Anti-Corruption Mass Signature register and take a strong stand against corruption.

He said: “Today (Monday) Anti-Corruption Day is being observed across the world. Corruption is not just a problem in Bangladesh, it is a global problem.”

He said various studies have shown that such problems are difficult to eliminate single-handedly. Therefore, people of all classes should be united to fight against corruption.

Students, teachers, intellectuals, politicians, media and all should fight against corruption, he added.

Responding to a question from reporters, Iqbal Mahmood said, “The ACC’s message is clear. Those who have looted people’s money will not be happy even if they have fled abroad. You cannot enjoy this illegal wealth in peace; the ACC will always chase after them.”

After the inauguration, ACC Chairman and employees of all levels of Dhaka Divisional Office, ACC panel lawyers, members of Dhaka Metropolitan Corruption Prevention Committee, Girl Guides, Boys Scouts, members of Satata Sangha, Ansar, BNCC, various NGOs, Dhaka Divisional Commissioners and people from all walks of life formed a human chain from engineering institute to Shahbagh. After the human chain, a gathering was held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.