On 15 May 2017 a project briefing event was organized in SUPRO Secretariat to disseminate the campaign focus and expected outcome of the project within the members of National Committee of SUPRO.The project was briefly narrated in the event. All the project activities and implementation strategy was shared in the meeting. Oxfam representatives, district campaigners under SUPRO district council members, national council members, SUPRO Secretariat staffs were participated in the project briefing meeting. Total participants were 24, among them 6 female and 18 male. The event was chaired by Mr. S.M. Harun Or Rashid Lal, SUPRO Chairperson. The inaugural speech was delivered by M A Quader, General Secretary of SUPRO. An action plan was developed through the opinion of the participants.
SUPRO has organized a post budget analysis Press Conference in Dhaka Reporters Unity Conference Room on 11th June 2016, Saturday where SUPRO Chairperson Ahmed Swapan Mahmud was in chair and moderated the session and SUPRO National Council member Manju Rani Pramanik read the key note paper.
In the press conference the speakers said, budget is very innovative as per the demand and needs of of the people, but it would be very difficult to implement the budget properly. During the previous times, we have seen, development budget has not implemented properly in all time. SUPRO is wanting to innovate these areas of implemenetiona mechanism so that the proposed budget will have to be implemnted properly and effectively. The target of GDP 8% has an uphill task but we are hopeful, if the implementing authorities and institutions can do their job properly then it will may have some positive effect during budget implementation phases.
‘Grassroots expectation is that budget is not only announced driven it should be real direct tax driven and the announced budget not only indirect finance related but it reflects to transparent, efferent & professional aspects and ensure pro-poor, implementable, transparent and accountable manner’- in a pre-budget discussion meeting SUPRO-(a network of civil society organizations) has demanded the similar view. SUPRO has organized the meeting on May 07, 2016, at VIP Lounge, National Press Club, Dhaka. The program has co-sponsored by 11 organizations including Come to Work (Dinjapur), Darpan (Comilla), ijol (Jamalpur), Jagonari (Barguna), PKSS (Natore), PPS (Pabna), SETU (Kushtia), Shoroney (Tangail), SoDESH Satkhira (Satkhira), Voice (Mymensingh) and YPSA (Chittagong). The meeting has presided over by Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, Chairperson, SUPRO & Executive Director, VOICE and the meeting has moderated by Md. Arifur Rahman, General Secretary, SUPRO & Chief Executive, YPSA. The distinguished guests including Dr. Abdur Razzak, MP, Hon’ble President, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, Bangladesh National Parliament, Mr. M A Mannan, MP, Hon’ble State Minister to the Ministry of Finance & Planning, Government of Bangladesh, Colonel (Rtd.) Showkat Ali, MP, Hon’ble President, Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget and Kazi Rozy, MP, Hon’ble Vice President, Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget presented at the discussion meeting. Dr. Mohammad Abdul Mazid, Former Chairman, National Board of Revenue, has presented as the key discussants.