July 21, 2013
Speakers at a roundtable on Sunday identified political interference is the main obstacle in establishing good governance and preventing corruption in local government engineering department (LGED).
“The ruling party people get 10 to 15 per cent money as bribe of LGED projects for their intervention in project distribution and implementation,” according to the report presented at the roundtable organized by Transparency Internation, Bangladesh(TIB)
TIB organised the discussion titled ‘Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED): the Problems of Good Governance and Way Forward’ at city’s CIRDAP auditorium.
With former caretaker government adviser and TIB trustee board member M Hafizuddin Khan Khan in the chair, the discussion was attended, among others, by TIB executive director Dr Iftekharuzzaman, local government expert Dr Tofail Ahmed and DU professor Salahuddin M Aminuzzaman, LGED additional chief engineer Abul Kalam Azad and TIB deputy executive director Dr Sumaiya Khair.
The speakers said the lawmakers interfere in the implementation process of LGED projects and works are being distributed through compromising with political leaders.
Source: BD Chronicle