The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan to assist each other in curbing corruption.
The ACC of Bangladesh chairman Iqbal Mahmood and the ACC of Bhutan chairman Kily Yangzom signed the MoU at the ACC head office in the capital.
At the MoU signing ceremony, Iqbal mahmood said that under the MoU both the ACCs would share some issues, including experience and training for primary inquiry, capacity building and corruption prevention activities.
He said that corruption was the highest obstacle of development of a country while different types of research findings said corruption swallowed more than two per cent of gross domestic product in Bangladesh.
He said that the ACC in Bangladesh was trying its best to curb corruption but it’s not an easy task.
Kily Yangzom said that the process of corruption in Bhutan and Bangladesh was same.
The Bhutan government maintained zero tolerance against corruption and the Bhutan ACC did not see corruption as big or small; it considered corruption only as corruption, she added.
She said that the MoU would help both the ACCs for enhancing capacity to fight against corruption.
She said that corruption had been committed in Bhutan mainly in procurement and government construction works.
ACC commissioners Nasiruddin Ahmed, AFM Aminul Islam, its secretary Abu M Mustafa Kamal and Bhutan ambassador to Bangladesh Sonam Tobden Rabgye, among others, were present at the programme.
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