Dhaka, May 19 -- Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has criticised the local government system for neglecting public interest.

TIB said that candidates in Upazila Parishad elections often prioritise personal wealth accumulation over serving the public.

An analysis of the last decade of Upazila Parishad elections showed that incumbent candidates exhibited substantial growth in both income and movable assets.

TIB shared its findings and observations from the analysis of the affidavits of candidates in the 6th Upazila Parishad Election 2024 Second Phase during a press conference at its office in Dhaka city on Sunday. TIB's Assistant Coordinator of Outreach and Communication Ikramul Haque Evan presented the TIB findings and observ...