GAIBANDHA, Sept 25: Speakers at a function here on Friday underscored the need for ensuring accountability and transparency in all activities of non-government organizations (NGO) and better coordination between the NGOs and government officials for country's sustainable development.
They came up with the comments while addressing an opinion exchange meeting with the NGO representatives organized by district administration at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner (DC) in the evening.
Director General (DG) of NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) and Additional Secretary M Ashadul Islam addressed the meeting as chief guest while DC M Abdus Samad presided over the function. DG of NGOAB M Ashadul Islam said the NGOs in partnership with the government could play significant role to attain the cherished goal through ensuring welfare of the people in general and the poor and distressed in particular.
All of us irrespective of any particular government and non government organizations should feel about how to take the nation ahead through substantial reduction of poverty and facing climate change and disasters, the DG also said.
The DG also urged the NGO representatives to work with innovative ideas and projects in line with the modern age and to help the government materialize the vision 2021 and 2041 declared by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
During the open discussion session the participants raised their problems being faced by NGOs to the DG who listened to them with patience and gave them assurance of solving those on priority basis to run their organizations smoothly.
The function was also addressed, among others, by Chief Executive (CE) of Gana Unnanyan Kendra Abdus Salam, CE of SKS Foundation Rasel Ahmed Liton, Executive Director (ED) of Udayan Shwabolambe Sangstha Shahadat Hossain Mondal, and ED of Ashar Alo Unnanyan Sangstha Saddam Hossain Pabon. Besides, a large number of CE and ED of NGOs and their representatives of all the seven upazilas of the district participated in the meeting. - See more at: http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=35061#sthash.SVH4AJn5.dpuf