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PM: Work to ensure people’s welfare

  • Published at 12:22 pm February 11th, 2021
PM Sheikh Hasina
File Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing the opening ceremony of International Migrants Day-2020 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) as chief guest, joining the event virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 Focus Bangla

‘As public representatives, your aim should be to work for the welfare of people and change their lives'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the elected public representatives to work for the welfare of the people and the progress of the country.

“As public representatives, your aim should be to work for the welfare of people and change their lives," Hasina said while addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Mayor and Councillors of Chittagong City Corporation at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium.

She virtually made the remarks from her official residence Ganabhaban through a video-conference.

Hasina also said the election is not just a one-time affair. A political leader can be elected repeatedly if one can gain the trust and confidence of people.

“You've to work keeping your election pledges and oath in mind,” she added.

About the development of the port city of Chittagong, the prime minister said her government has taken massive programs for the development of the entire country, including Chittagong City Corporation.

As a result, the entire scenario of Chittagong City Corporation has now changed to a great extent compared to the pre-2009 period.

More development programs are being implemented in the Chittagong City Corporation area, Hasina said.

The prime minister also asked the newly-elected public representatives to take care of the ongoing development programs adding: “Make sure the development projects are completed quickly and there must not be any deficit and lacking in their implementation.”

Hasina, however, regretted that the Covid-19 pandemic caused huge losses to people and the economy of the entire world.

She asked the public representatives to mobilize and encourage the people to take the coronavirus vaccine.

Hasina also mentioned that the government has declared stimulus packages for all sectors -- from industry to agriculture -- for keeping the wheels of the economy moving.

According to her, the Awami League has been working tirelessly to ensure a better life for the people of the country.

Recalling the contribution of the leaders of Chittagong, the prime minister said they all had been with Bangabandhu during all struggles, including the great Liberation War.

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