Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Listen to 80 lakh owners

Rehman Sobhan urges govt about Grameen Bank at micro-credit roundtable The government should heed the calls of 80 lakh Grameen Bank shareholders and let a democratic process determine how the organisation will be run, eminent economist Rehman Sobhan said yesterday. “If you respect democracy, the prime ownership rests with the principal shareholders of the organisation. This ... Read more

Yunus is a political victim

Say some British MPs, academics Lord Avebury, vice-chair of the UK Parliamentary Human Rights Group, has said the removal of Grameen founder Prof Muhammad Yunus by the government from his post raises serious concerns about the creeping politicisation of development work and civil society in Bangladesh. In a joint statement in London issued on March 11, ... Read more