Prime Minister’s call to the rich to stand by the helpless
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the rich of the society to stand by the poor, destitute and helpless. He said his government is working to ensure housing for every landless and homeless person.
He said this when a delegation of Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) came to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Sunday (January 15). Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister. BAB Chairman Nazrul Islam Mazumdar among others spoke at the meeting moderated by Tofazzal Hossain Mia.
According to a report by Bus, Sheikh Hasina said, “Not a single person will be landless or addressless in Bangladesh.” This is our goal.
After the meeting, Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary KM Shakhawat Moon briefed the journalists. He said that 36 banks have given a total grant of Tk 113.25 crore for the construction of houses for the homeless and landless people under the shelter project.
It is also said in the report, Sheikh Hasina called upon the wealthy class of the society to come forward to build houses for the country’s homeless and landless, and said, “Not only the government, but we all will move the country forward on the path of development.”
He also said that the quality of life of many homeless and landless people has changed after getting land and houses. Most of them have already been given land and houses. Now there are only a few left. Housing is also being constructed for them.
The Prime Minister said, “There can be no greater achievement than the smile on the face and satisfaction of the heart of those who got a house from this shelter project.”
He also said that many who have got two decimal land under Ashrayan scheme – they have developed vegetable cultivation, poultry farming, cottage industries and shops there. They have found a way to survive well this way. As a result of getting this land and house, their lifestyle is changing (improving).
The report also said that after thanking BAB and bankers for giving the grant money, the Prime Minister said, “You don’t need to tell me (about giving the grant). You come forward spontaneously in any disaster and crisis.’
Highlighting his government’s steps to open banks in the private sector, the Prime Minister said, ‘There are currently 3 lakh people working in private banks, this is a big deal.’
Sheikh Hasina also said that the country is now facing all natural and man-made disasters and moving forward on the path of prosperity.
Highlighting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war on the world economy, he said, “We are not in a big problem like other countries. We are overcoming our problems.’