Election campaign of the Bangladesh Garments Accessories & Packaging Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGAPMEA)–an association of 1,800 members– is going on for the Board of Directors election-2021-2023.
Every two years, a 21-member committee is formed for a two-year term through the election of the BGAPMEA. The committee is headed by a President and a First Vice-President, 3 Vice-Presidents and the rest will be Directors.
BGAPMEA sources said, this year, 56 forms have been sold for various posts to take part in the elections.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature is on October 16. While the final candidates’ list will be released on October 18. And voting will take place on November 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BGAPMEA’s Electoral Board is chaired by Md. Abdur Razzak.
It is learned that the two panels are working on the election campaign unofficially. Negotiations are underway on a compromise. If there is no agreement reached, then there will be an election.
A panel is working under the leadership of Mozaharul Haque Shahid, Second Vice-President of the present committee. As he is supported by senior and young leaders.
While another group is also working separately for the election.
Al Shahriar Ahmed, Director of the current committee of BGAPMEA said, “For the first time in the history of BGAPMEA’s election, the highest number of candidates have purchased 56 forms to contest in the election.”
“I hope that the qualified and honest people will be elected as directors and top officials of the Board of Directors of BGAPMEA to take the accessories sector forward,” Ahmed said.
“We want those in charge to play a leading role in realizing all the opportunities that the government has at the policy-making level by highlighting the contribution of this sector.”
“The present committee has already started working in coordination with the leaders of the BGMEA. This coordination will make it even stronger, and we have that expectation from the new committee,” he added.
Shahriar Ahmed said, “If the readymade garment (RMG) sector gets various benefits from the government, why don’t we get it?”
“We want to develop this sector by presenting this industry to the policymakers. Accessories not only contribute to the development of the RMG sector but it has been supporting the country’s pharmaceutical, food, leather, IT and many other industries.”