Even with basic services disrupted by the economic impact of the coronavirus, 4,444 communities across the country were severely affected by the Covid19 pandemic, leaving many of them struggling to provide even basic services, Mayors said during a webinar on Monday. Wednesday.
They asked the government to prioritize the provision of basic services to those most affected by the pandemic.
The webinar was organized by the Community Association of Bangladesh (MAB) to discuss the impact of Covid19 on the provision of public services in communities.
Khalid Hasan Yead, MAB Secretary General and Mayor of the Municipality of Madaripur, said: “The impact of Covid19 on the provision of services in communities has been enormous. When the government imposed the national shutdown, there were many obstacles to guaranteeing basic services such as water, birth and death records, sanitation and waste disposal.
“In addition, the planning, budgeting and procurement processes of the municipalities were interrupted.”
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Er also said that many people
have lost their income during the pandemic and government support is needed to rehabilitate them. Jahangirnagar University General Secretary and Professor Adil Mohammed Khan said the government should implement policies to improve the situation by restoring economic losses.
Mustakim Billah Faruqui, Additional Secretary of the Local Government Division, said: “We will take into account the experience of our mayors and their obstacles in providing community services and we will try to take steps to overcome their obstacles.”
Communities feel the Covid crisis
Md Abdul Goni, Executive The president director of the MAB and mayor of the municipality of Savar, and Mr. Ershadul Haque, leader of the national project (improvement of livelihoods) of the poor urban communities project (LIUPC) of the Department of Local Government , they also talked about the show.