Dhaka – Prime Minister’s ICT affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has called Bangladesh’s ruling party lawmakers to highlight the government’s achievements in different sectors through social media.
Joy, also the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, make the call Sunday while addressing a workshop on lawmakers’ role in social media to offset the negative campaigns against the government by certain quarters.
The three-day workshop began at the Awami League’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the workshop while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak addressed it, among others.
Joy said AL leaders and workers should not sit idle assuming that people will cast vote for them because of good works.
“It is an era of publicity . . . we will have to publicize our development activities to fight the dissemination of misinformation against us,” Joy was quoted to have said by state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
“Only work is not enough rather we have to make the public know that what we are doing for their welfare.”
Joy highlighted different development activities of the government including distribution of 32 crore copies of textbooks, implementation of Digital Bangladesh, Padma bridge construction and electricity generation.
“Even after doing so many things (for the development of the country), the government has to tolerate propaganda,” he said adding such propaganda against Awami League is going on continuously since the August 15, 1975 carnage.
Joy urged the AL lawmakers to post their development activities in social media every day.
“Make at least a single post on the social media every day. Share our (AL social media) posts in your account,” he said and assured them of extending of required technical assistance in using social media.
“If you do not feel comfort in social media, appoint a PS who will post development activities on social media,” Joy said.
Fifty lawmakers of Awami League took part in the workshop on the first day of the workshop while 100 others will join for Monday and Tuesday.