Speakers demanded at Pre- Budget Discussion
Bangladesh needs to regain sovereignty in policy-making for Development. Farmer’s association should be formed through direct assistance and involvement of local government to get fair price of their production. Agricultural insurance should be introduced. The jute industry should be revived. Agricultural supports especially loan to the small and marginal farmers should be strengthened. Development planning should be formulated in consistence with Climate Change. Agriculture, employment generation and strengthening of local government should be prioritized and allocation should be increased in those sectors according to the need of the people. For the proper implementation of development budget, activities should be started just after the declaration of the budget. The gaps should be minimized between declared budget, revised budget and implemented budget. According to the pledge of election manifesto, road map should be declared earlier”. Today, (2nd May 2009) prominent economist of Bangladesh and chief guest of the round table seminar, Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed addressed in the round table discussion titled“Agriculture, Food sovereignty and priority of public service sectors”dated May 2, 2009 at VIP lounge of National Press Club, Dhaka Bangladesh.