Tazul for ensuring transparency, accountability in cooperatives

  |  Saturday, November 6th, 2021 |  5:34 pm

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam on Saturday called for ensuring transparency and accountability in the country’s all cooperative societies for taking the cooperative system at a dignified position.

He said it is possible to bring massive positive changes in rural areas by implementing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s philosophy of ‘Amar Gram, Amar Sahar’ (My Village, My Town’ through cooperatives.

Tazul was addressing as the chief guest the 50th National Cooperatives Day-2021 and National Cooperative Award-2020 giving ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here. Department of Cooperatives arranged it.

He said weakness and inconsistency of cooperative system should be found out to make the system stronger and effective. If it is required to amend the law, it should be made, he mentioned.

Mentioning that it is possible to bring qualitative change in the entire country with the utilization of the benefit of cooperative system, Tazul said transparency and accountability should be ensured not only in cooperative system but also in all institutions and even at individual level.

If transparency and accountability is ensured, areas of works and quality would enhance, he said.

State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharjee addressed the function as the special guest with Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Secretary Md Mashiur Rahman in the chair.

Department of Cooperatives Registrar and Director General Dr. Md. Harun-or-Rashid Biswas and Bangladesh National Cooperative Union President Sheikh Nadir Hossain Lipu also spoke.

This year’s theme of the National Cooperatives Day was “Bangabandhur Darshan, Samabaye Unnayan” (Bangabandhu’s Philosophy, Development through Cooperatives).

National Cooperative Award 2020 was given to eight cooperative societies and two individuals in 10 categories this year.