Newly elected Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation Mostafizar Rahman has taken oath of office.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a ceremony held at her office on Thursday.
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain, Prime Minister's Special Envoy and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, State Minister for the Ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives Mashiur Rahman Ranga were present.
LGRD and Cooperatives Secretary Abdul Malek conducted the oath-taking ceremony.
Later, the newly elected 33 councillors of general wards as well as 11 female councillors of the reserved seats of Rangpur City Corporation were also sworn-in at the same venue.
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath to the councillors.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister urged the newly elected mayor and councillors to render desired services to people of their locality.
Sheikh Hasina said her government not only established Rangpur City Corporation but also declared Rangpur as a division, and has been implementing various programmes to ensure overall development of the region.
She mentioned that Monga had been in the northern region in the past as the misery of people which her government has been able to remove.
The prime minister said once the poor people had to go to relief centres and that will never be seen in the future.