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Call for nepotism-free local activities
Staff Correspondent
Published :Monday, 25 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 21
Enhancing the interface between duty bearers and rights holders can be effective in reducing nepotism and corruption at local level, said an audit finding on Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) scheme under the Social Safety Net Programme.  
DSK SCOPE Project organised a workshop in Netrakona district recently to share their aforementioned findings, said a press release issued here Sunday.
VGD is the largest program targeting extreme poor women under the Department of Women Affairs. The beneficiaries are involved in government and NGO programs of literacy, development training and self-employment credit.
Netrakona Deputy Commissioner Dr Torun Kanti Shikder (Joint Secretary) addressed the discussion as chief guest while District Women's Affairs Officer Ferdousi Begum spoke there as special guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dr Abdu Rahim in the chair. Shyama Prasad, Field Coordinator, DSK, Prodip Kumar Roy, Project Coordinator, DCA, Upazila Women Affairs Officers, Union Parishad Chairmen and federations' leaders also spoke there.
Chief Guest Dr Toturn Kanti said, "...corruption, nepotism and poverty free society is possible through the accountability and transparency of government works."

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