During the coronavirus outbreak, government officials of Golapganj upazila in Sylhet agreed to donate their Baishakhi allowances in a bid to help the needy local population.
Some 20 upazila officials came up with the announcement after the formal Independence Day plan, said Golapganj’s upazila nirbahi officer Mamunur Rahman
We agreed to buy rice, lentils, oil, sugar and some other dry foods for the poor, who would suffer if the coronavirus situation worsened, he said.
“Twenty officials have so far agreed with the initiative. We’ve also approached other government officials and upazila doctors to join the cause. Employees from all offices in government are also encouraged to donate their Baishakhi allowances, “he said.