Corrupts won't be spared: ACC
Staff Reporter :
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud on Monday warned that the corrupted people, who accumulated wealth illegally, would not be spared.
He came up with the warning after inaugurating the day-long programme in the city on Monday marking the International Anti-Corruption Day.
Bangladesh is observing the day with a slogan "We are united against the corruption".
Iqbal Mahmud said, "The wealth, which they earned illegally, is not really their own. It is public's wealth. You can't enjoy the wealth in peace whether in the country or abroad."
"Corruption is not only a problem for Bangladesh. It is a global problem. Any organisation, government or tribes can't solve the problem alone. The corruption can be removed, if people from all walks of life are fully cordial," he said.
ACC Commissioner (Investigation) AFM Aminul Islam, Secretary Muhammad Dilwar Bakth, directors Mir Joynul Abedin Shibli, and Syed Iqbal Hossain were also present at the programe.
The International Anti-Corruption Day is being observed across the globe to raise voices against the growing culture of corruption.
In a message, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged people to continue to work on innovative solutions to win the battle against corruption.
According to UN, every year US$ 1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption - a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP.
UNDP says funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance in developing countries.