Some bureaucrats want to turn Bangladesh into a commercial enterprise: CAB chairman

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TBS Report

February 15, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Last modification: February 15, 2022, 2:06 PM

The main task of the state is to help its people, but now it looks like Bangladesh is turning into a business enterprise, says Golam Rahman, chairman of the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB).

“Some bureaucrats want to turn the country into a business. There are also politicians involved in this.

“These people are busy raising the prices of oil, gas, electricity and water without thinking about the suffering of the general public,” he said during a discussion on Tuesday.

Golam Rahman, while speaking at the event organized by the CAB to protest the recent hikes in water, gas and electricity prices, said that looking at the record of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa), it does not appear that the organization is incurring any losses.

In fact, they made a profit of Tk 50 crore in 2021 and Wasa officials and employees received bonuses on that amount, the CAB Chairman continued criticizing his latest attempt to raise water tariffs in the capital.

“How can Dhaka Wasa Managing Director (MD) Salary be more than Tk6 lakh,” Golam Rahman asked.

Politicians should be aware of the corruption that plagues various government institutions and organizations. “But unfortunately many of them [polticians] are involved in this.”

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