The Prime Minister assured the tea workers of treatment and accommodation

The Prime Minister assured the tea workers of treatment and accommodation
The Prime Minister assured the tea workers of treatment and accommodation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina interacted virtually with the tea plantation workers of Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Habiganj and Chittagong divisions. This is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a head of state is speaking directly to the neglected tea workers. At this time, the tea workers got emotional while talking to the Prime Minister. Listen to their sorrows and hopes. The Prime Minister also listened to the words and assured to provide education, treatment and accommodation to the tea workers.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke to the tea workers at the beginning of the exchange meeting conducted by Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Ahmed Kaykaus at 4:20 pm on Saturday.
After that, two women tea workers spoke directly from the venue organized at Patrakhola Cha Bagan Dalei Club in Kamalganj, Moulvibazar. They are – Rita Panita and Sonmani Raj Hongsiman. Later, Shimul of Habiganj and another woman worker spoke. After that, the Prime Minister listened to the tea workers of Sylhet district.
Deputy Commissioner Md. Mujibur Rahman conducted the program organized at the golf field of Sylhet’s Lakkatura Tea Garden area. Shyamli Goala, a woman worker of Lakkatura garden, spoke at this time. He thanked the Prime Minister and made several demands. They are, tea workers of Sylhet have their own land and houses, ambulance and specialist doctors for medical services and six months leave for pregnant women of tea workers, he requested. Then Raju Goala, President of Sylhet Valley Tea Workers Union spoke on behalf of tea workers. During his speech, he demanded a separate quota for the children of tea workers in terms of jobs and the provision of higher education opportunities and introduction of gratuity system.
At the end of his speech, the Prime Minister assured that the citizens will provide various facilities including education, treatment and accommodation to the tea workers.
Ensuring food security is the government’s priority
According to BASS, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government’s priority is to ensure food security in view of the global crisis. Apart from this, they have given necessary importance to ensure healthcare, education, communication and shelter for the poor homeless people, he said. The Prime Minister said this while meeting the outgoing Ambassador of the Holy See, Vatican, Archbishop George Cochery, Papal Nuncio yesterday evening at the Ganabhaban. After the meeting, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the journalists.
In the meeting, the Prime Minister’s Ambassador at Large Mohammad Ziauddin and the Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaykaus was present.

The article is in Bengali


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