SUPRO organized its National Pre- Budget Discussion Meeting 2015 on 31st march 2015 at the daily star building. SUPRO prepared the recommendations after organizing pre-budget discussions in 45 districts across the country, to provide input to the next budget to be announced in June this year. Mr. Alison Subrata Baroi moderated the Discussion while Ms. Shamima Akhter Moonmoon gave welcome speech. Mr. Mir Shawkat Ali Badshah MP & Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget; Mr. Fazle Hosen Badshah MP & Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget and Begum Selina Begum MP, Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Health & Family Planning were the respected special guests. Except this Mr. Chandan Z. Gomes, Advocacy Director of World Vision Bangladesh and SUPRO National Council Member Ms. Sharifa Khatun, Mr. Lalit C. Chakma and Mr. M.A. Salam were the valued discussant.
Ms. Shakera Nahar, Campaign Coordinator of SUPRO presents the position paper of SUPRO. Forty Five District Secretary and Policy Leaders of SUPRO added their grassroots voices and concerns to the event. Among others, University Teachers, Researchers, Development Partners, Students and Media Personnel were the valued discussants. Almost 80 participants grace the event.
SUPRO urged that the government should increase allocations for agriculture, social safety net, education and health in the upcoming budget to ensure better services and food security.
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