Govt not eager to tackle large-scale corruption: ACC

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PV Desk : Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood says the government has not responded to the commission’s efforts to tackle large-scale corruption.
“We told the government that we can help stop corruption in large-scale projects, but we did not receive much of a response.”
The ACC chairman made the remarks to the media in front of the organisation’s headquarters in Dhaka’s Segunbagicha on Monday.
But Mahmood said he was undeterred and that the ACC was working on its own motivation.
“Preventing corruption is a continuous process. The government is trying. We only mentioned the Cabinet Division so that we can prevent corruption before it occurs. It takes time to explain.”
The ACC sent a letter in 2016 to the cabinet secretary identifying various areas in which there was scope for corruption in procurement, hiring, project acquisition and implementation in government departments.
The ACC chairman said the letter included research showing that GDP growth could increase by about 2 percent if corruption was eliminated.