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The country has bogged down in corruption as everybody is indirectly involved in this menace, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith today.
“Corruption is there in our blood…we’ve bogged down in this menace,” the minister said, reports UNB.
Noting that many times people are forced to get involved in corruption, the minister said, “There was no corruption culture in Bangladesh in the past. Once it used to take place in secret…it was a matter of shame. But, now it happens openly.”
He, however, stressed the need for using modern technologies to curb corruption as technologies create many scopes to prevent the social menace.
“The optimum use of technologies will help reduce corruption…there’s a big scope to minimise corruption in different sectors, including public procurement, by using technologies,” he said.
Earlier, Muhith inaugurated the ACC’s hotline by making a phone call to the ACC’s Complaint Centre dialling: 106.