Newly-elected Dhaka mayors, councillors to take oath Thursday

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2020-02-26 16:47:47 BdST


The newly-elected mayors and councillors to Dhaka's bifurcated city corporations are set to take their oaths of office on Thursday.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Prime Minister's Office at 10:30am, Secretary to the Local Government Division Helal Uddin Ahmed confirmed.

"The prime minister will administer the oaths to the mayors at the Shapla Hall. The newly-elected councillors to general wards and reserved women's seats will also be sworn in," he said.

The polls to the Dhaka city corporations were held on Feb 1. Awami League-backed candidates Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam were elected mayors of Dhaka South and Dhaka North respectively.

Nevertheless, the two mayors-elect will have to wait until mid-May to assume their offices.