Govt works for economic solvency of commoners: PM
Peoples Time Desk
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government has been working to ensure economic solvency of the grassroots people to build Bangladesh as a poverty-free country.
“If we want to build a poverty free country, we have to bring economic solvency for the commoners. If we want to speed up industrialization alongside increasing the country’s trade and commerce, we have to create our own markets that require increased buying capacity of the masses,” she said.
The Prime Minister made the comments while receiving donations for “House Construction Fund by Private Finance” and “Coronavirus Assistance Fund” joining a function virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.
PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus on behalf of the Prime Minister received the cheques for donations from various public and private organisations and individuals at the Prime Minister’s Office here.
Sheikh Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, said that her party’s main principle is to bring economic solvency to the grassroots people and thus increase their purchasing capacity to free them from the curse of poverty.
The Prime Minister said they have initiated the funds by giving Taka five crore from the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust aimed at giving every homeless and landless people a shelter and protect the country and the people from the coronavirus.
She said, “The Coronavirus pandemic has been rattling the country. We have to save the country as well as its people from its wrath and we have been working for this.”
Stating that the Father of the Nation gave an independent nation with a view to giving the people a developed country where they can get foods, clothes, accommodations, treatments and education, the Prime Minister said that her government has been working untiringly to build a prosperous and developed country as envisioned by Bangabandhu.
The country had lost it dignity with assassination of the Father of the Nation on August 15, 1975 and none of the previous governments following the massacre did anything to restore its image, she said, adding that after assuming office, her party Awami League has been pursuing the ideology of Bangabandhu and made Bangladesh a developing nation.
She added: “Today’s Bangladesh is a developing nation. We have to survive as a developing nation. We have to move ahead in the world with self dignity and keep our heads high as we’re a victorious nation”.
The Prime Minister assured the business communities that they wouldn’t face any trouble in running their businesses since the Awami League is in power, so that they could contribute to marching the country ahead towards development.
Referring to article 16 of the constitution, she said that public and private sectors alongside the cooperatives are similarly important to make the economy vibrant that can take the country forward.