IT key to beating corruption: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith believes access to information technology

can help beat corruption in sectors like land management, police and


“Corruption still persists in the society. Information technology can

be effectively used for reducing corruption,” said Muhith, while

speaking at the inaugural ceremony of BCS ICT World-12, a computer

fair organised by Bangladesh Computer Samity on Tuesday.

He said that prevailing corruption in land management, police and

courts can be handled effectively by use of Information-technology,

because that ensured transparency.

Muhith said allocation for the IT sector in the budget has been

increased and the government has successfully reduced internet usage

cost, introduced e-tendering and taken information-technology service

to the doorsteps of those living in the villages.

Muhith also revealed a government plan for setting up an ICT

University at Gazipur for building skilled manpower.

He regretted for the delay in upgrading the country to 3-G technology,

but blamed cell phone companies for the delay.

Muhith said connection with the second submarine cables has been

established to ensure a fast internet service.

The computer fair will continue for five days at Bangabandhu

International Conference centre at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

BCS Director Mostafa Zabbar , in his inaugural speech, prioritised

using information-technology in the land sector to avoid huge losses

the government was now suffering.

BCS President Foyezullah calls for cheaper rates for loans to the ICT sector.

As many as 52 local and foreign organisations are participating in the fair.

Leave a Reply