Sheikh Hasina took oath for the fourth time as prime minister on January 7, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation on Friday evening, marking the third anniversary of her current government formed following the 11th national parliamentary election held on December 30, 2018.
Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of Awami League, would address the nation at 7pm, said Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.
According to the sources at the Prime Minister’s Office, a recorded speech of around 30 minutes will be aired on the state-owned Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar.
In her speech, Sheikh Hasina will give some instructions regarding the new Covid-19 variant Omicron’s surge.
Sheikh Hasina had been sworn in for the fourth time as prime minister of Bangladesh on January 7, 2019.
She is serving as the 11th prime minister of Bangladesh and this is her third consecutive term.
Currently, the country is governed by an Awami League-exclusive cabinet after 1973.
Sheikh Hasina became the prime minister for the first time on June 23, 1996, when her party acquired the majority in the general election held on June 12, 1996.
The Awami League also won with two-thirds majority, leading her to take over the office of the prime minister for the second time on January 6, 2009, as well as in 2014
The Awami League-led Grand Alliance also secured victory in the 11th general election held on December 30, 2018, leading the Awami League chief to serve as head of government for the fourth time.