DHAKA: The newly elected mayors and councillors of Dhaka south and north city corporations took oath on Thursday (Feb 27).
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath of office to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam at Shapla Hall at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the capital at 10:30 am.
Besides, Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister Md Tazul Islam administered the oath of offices to the councellors from the general wards and reserved women’s seats in the two city corporation at the same venue.
However, the newly-elected mayors and councillors will have to wait until mid-May to take over charge as the five-year tenure of the incumbent public representatives of DSCC and DNCC will expire on May 17 and May 13 respectively.
Awami League-backed candidates- Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam, who swept the February 1 elections, will hold the DSCC and DNCC offices as mayors for next five years.
Besides, 100 councillors – 75 general councillors from 75 wards and 25 women councillors from 25 reserved seats — were elected in DSCC and 72 councillors – 54 general from as many wards and 18 women councillors from 18 reserved seats — in DNCC.
BDST: 1142 HRS, FEB 27, 2020