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POST TIME: 16 December, 2018 00:00 00 AM
‘Strengthened local govt must to attain SDGs’
BSS, Rajshahi

‘Strengthened local govt must to attain SDGs’

Experts at a workshop here unanimously said effective and meaningful local government institutions (LGIs), especially Upazila Parishad and Union Parishad (UP), has become indispensable for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

They said all the government and non-government officials and public representative concerned should work together to make upazila parishads and UPs strong, efficient and accountable.

They came up with the observation while addressing the daylong annual coordination workshop of Efficient and Accountable Local Governance (EALG) Project in the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office on Thursday. The district administration in association with the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) arranged the workshop.

Chaired by deputy director of Local Government Parvej Raihan, the workshop was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Zukar Nayon, EALG Project District Facilitator Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, Puthiya Upazila Parishad Chairman Anwarul Islam and Mohanpur Upazila Vice- chairman Banesha Begum.

The speakers said ensuring transparency, accountability and citizens’ participation in different development works is very urgent to establish good governance in local government institutions.