The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood today vowed to mobilize confidence of the people on its activities with ensuring transparency and accountabilities of the commission's officials and take tough action against corrupt elements.
"We must make the commission effective, reliable and neutral through it activities and the confidence of the people has been increasing on it due to multi-dimensional measures to curb corruption," he said ahead of the ACC's 13th founding anniversary to be observed tomorrow.
The lone anti-graft body has set up its own custody, armed police unit, intelligence unit and hotline 106 as part of the measures to enhance its capacity to fight corruption, he said, adding that measures of constructing record room and wealth recovery unit have already been taken.
The ACC had been established on November 21 in 2004 in line with the Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004. The commission has been working relentlessly to effectively fight against corruption since its inception.
Marking the founding anniversary, the ACC chairman is expected to hoist the national flag as well as the commission's flag around 9.30am and release pigeons, festoons and balloons at 9.45am tomorrow at its headquarters at Segunbagicha here.
The ACC chairman will also administer oath to its officials and employees aimed at keeping them away from the corruption at auditorium of Shilpakala Academy and hold a meeting about its overall activities around 10am tomorrow.
Former governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Mohammed Farashuddin is expected to attend the meeting as the chief guest.
Same programs will also be held at six divisional offices and 22 coordinated district offices as part of the central programs to make people aware against corruption.