Published:  12:00 AM, 12 January 2017

Community participation urged in union parishads

AA Correspondent, Rajshahi

Substantial and sustainable promotion and adoption of public-participatory planning in Union Parishads (UPs) could be effective means of improving living and livelihood condition of the grassroots people.

Mass-participatory planning and proper implementation of those are very important for infusing dynamism into the service-delivery activities like public health, education and safe drinking water of the UPs. The observations came at a public dialogue on "Local Government and Effective Participation: Good Governance and Human Rights" on Gogram School and College playground under Godagari upazila of the district. Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), a rights-based organisation, arranged the workshop in association with its 'Effective Participation for Transparent and Accountable Local Government Project'. Speakers said all the existing services being delivered to the grassroots people need to be more coordinated and accelerated.

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