Jubo League forms new budget committee

The new leadership of the Bangladesh Awami Jubo League has formed a ‘budget committee’ to establish a ‘transparent and accountable’ financial process within the organisation.

Presidium Member Sheikh Fazle Fahim, also president of the apex business body FBCCI, is the number one member of the committee which is tasked by the Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash to propose a budget for the party in the next two months.

Finance secretary Shahadat Hossain, deputy finance secretary Shariful Islam Durjoy, assistant secretary Azizur Rahman Sarkar, and executive member Dr Ashikur Rahman Shanto are the other members of the committee.

“We look forward to establishing a transparent and accountable financial process that allows people to see Jubo League as a political organisation that is committed to good governance,” Dr Ashikur Rahman, also a Senior Economist of the Policy Research Institute, told Bangladesh Post, when asked.

“Our Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash is committed to making Jubo League an effective and forward looking organization that that is completely devoted to supporting Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's vision for Bangladesh and we intend to contribute to that process positively,” he said.

The Jubo League is the first youth organisation of Bangladesh founded by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani, nephew of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in 1972. It is the youth wing of Bangladesh Awami League. 

But in recent years, Jubo League has been mired in controversies for various misdeeds of its top leaders. 

Sheikh Hasina, who is the President of Awami League, in November 2019, entrusted Parash with the task of brightening the image of the organisation.

Parash is the eldest son of Jubo League founder Sheikh Mani.