Four NGOs in Bangladesh are calling for management at the nation’s Shipping Ministry to be forced to publish their bank statements in a bid to fight massive corruption seen within the government body.
The four organisations point out that nothing has been done to fight the systematic corruption dogging the department despite repeated exposes in the local media.
“Many media also revealed the names of the officers and staff involved in corrupt practices. Unfortunately, no action has been taken against the accused for unknown reasons,” a statement read.
The organisations also hit out at certain officers who were holding down three or four roles, against government protocol.
Graft within the shipping sector is holding the nation back economically, the four organisations stated.