DHAKA, July 18, 2018 (BSS) – Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami
League (AL) Jahangir Kabir Nanak today said the government is allocating
adequate amount of money for social safety-net programme to eliminate poverty
from the country.
“We have allocated a record amount of money in the past nine years for
well-being of destitute people of the society,” he told a cheque distribution
function at Suchana Community Centre in the city, an official release said.
Mohammadpur Branch of Department of Social Service organised the cheque
distribution function where Taka 37 lakh were distributed among 500 elderly
people, people of harijan community and 23 voluntary organisations.
Nanak said the government has expanded social safety-net programme to
supplement the efforts of eliminating poverty from the society.
He urged official concerned and representatives of local government
division to work sincerely and honesty to bring real beneficiaries under the
Director General of Department of Social Service Gazi Mohammad Nurul
Kabir, representatives of local government division and officials concerned,
among others, addressed the function with Director of Department of Social
Service Tapan Kumar Saha in the chair.