Terming red-tapism or bureaucratic lethargy as a major obstacle to achieving the anticipated development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday said her government is working to curb the practice to accelerate the development process of the country.
The prime minster said this while addressing a programme at Shapla Hall in the Prime Minister’s Office this morning on the occasion of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) signing of ministries and concerned divisions with the cabinet division.
The premier expressed satisfaction over the progress the country has achieved so far and thanked the government officials for their contribution in this respect.
At the same time, she reminded all that the country is yet a long way to go.
Reiterating her government’s commitment to ensure an inclusive development, the PM said, “We have to stop the migration of rural people to the urban centres. And, for that we have to create income-generating opportunities for them.”
In order to attain this target, the government has taken up the ‘Amar Gram Amar Shohor’ (My Village My Town) programme to reach all modern civic amenities to the rural areas, the PM noted.
Hasina congratulated the workers of ministries and divisions for their contribution to meet the goals of the country’s development.
Ministries, as well as divisions, have signed separate APAs with the Cabinet Division for increasing transparency and accountability of the government activities.