FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It should come as no surprise to anyone that, in looking ahead to the New Year, Mayor Lori Ackerman sees this city’s number one priority as economic growth and the challenges associated with it.However, in a year end interview, she took a look at those issues through a lens which she focused on quality of life and quality of experience.- Advertisement –
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Rome on Sunday morning on a four-day official visit to Italy to join the upcoming meeting of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as one of its keynote speakers at the invitation of IFAD president Gilbert F Houngbo.The prime minister will present the keynote paper at the meeting on 13 February, reports news agency UNB.Sheikh Hasina and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:05 am by an Emirates flight.Finance minister AMA Muhith, agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury and foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali are accompanying the prime minister.Hasina will reach Fiumicino Airport, Rome around 6:45 pm (local time) via Dubai. She will be taken to Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome where she will be staying during her visit.On Monday morning, the prime minister will go to the Vatican City where she will be given audience by Pope Francis after guard of honour there.She will also have a meeting with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and visit Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica.In the evening, Hasina will join dinner to be hosted by the Bangladesh ambassador in Rome.On 13 February, the prime minister will attend the inaugural session of the Governing Council of IFAD and deliver her keynote paper.Later, she will attend lunch to be hosted by IFAD president in honour of keynote speakers.In the evening, she will join a community reception arranged by the local unit of Awami League.The theme of this year’s IFAD council is ‘From fragility to long-term resilience: Investing in sustainable rural economies.’The governing Council of IFAD is the Fund’s principal governing body having full decision-making powers.It consists of all of IFAD’s member states and meets annually. It is attended by the official Member State representatives. Observers are also invited to attend sessions.IFAD has more than 30 years of experience working in Bangladesh.The Prime Minister will leave Rome on the afternoon of 14 February and reach Dhaka on 15 February morning.
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoFinance minister AMA Muhith on Monday threatened to take proper steps if Jatiya Party members call him a former minister of the party again, reports UNB.He came up with the warning while taking part in discussions on the supplementary budget for 2017-18 fiscal in parliament.”I’ll take proper steps,” he said.The Jatiya Party members repeatedly called the finance minister as their former minister in parliament.Jatiya Party MP Selim Uddin on Monday again called him a former minister of Jatiya Party.”I’ve already said (about it) several times, but the Jatiya Party members are not heeding to it…I was neither a Jatiya Party member nor a minister,” an annoyed Muhith told the House.He mentioned that he was the minister of military dictator HM Ershad.”Jatiya Party was not formed at that time, I hope they’ll keep this in mind, if they don’t, I’ll take proper steps against them,” he said.Later while taking part in discussions on the demand notice for supplementary budget, Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid said it was true AMA Muhith was not the minister of Jatiya Party.”Let me assure you, Jatiya Party will never make a knowledgeable person like you a minister in the future, and for that you will not require to go to court,” he quipped.He also said the finance minister is giving protection to bank robbers. “You might go to court for that in the future,” he said.
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