Govt urged to concentrate on task creation, address youth frustration

30 Jun 2020 9:23 AM
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Speakers in a good webinar program urged the federal government to give focus on employment generation seeing as a wide array of private sector personnel are at threat of losing their jobs in the circumstance of COVID-19.

In addition they said most youths feel frustrated about their future. A great impact may be sensed in the country’s socioeconomic future.

They were addressing a virtual programme titled ‘Workers’ thoughts, thoughts and expectations: national spending plan 2020-21’ on Sunday.

As the principle guest, Principal Muhammad Yunus Ahmed stated around 62 percent persons lost their income amid the coronavirus scenario. So employment generation should be given more priority in  the budget. And a clear rules is required to resolve the problem.

“Big corrupts could be more benefited by the finances instead of poor people. Whitening black cash will motivate corruption. Corruption is launched from employment. So it should be completed fairly,” he as well said.

Professor Ashraf Ali Akon, president of Islami Sramik Andolon (ISA) said some crore staff are helpless because of COVID-19.

“The budget did not reflect support for workers who are backbone of the country’s economy. the budget was placed in parliament as common or custom,” he added.

Prof Ashraf Ali said youths are more frustrated in the situation. So the federal government should lay emphasis considerably more on the issue. Allocation should be increased to meet it.

Shahidul Islam Kabir, joint basic secretary of ISA moderated the function while M Abdullah Secretary Basic of Bangladesh Government Union of Journalists (BFUJ); Imtiaz Ahmed Sajal, Lecturer in Rules Section at Bangladesh Army International University of Technology and Technology; Palash Rahman, Italian expatriate article writer and others spoke there.