Progressive Alliance announces panel for BGBA Election


The Progressive Alliance announced on Tuesday a full 15-member panel for the upcoming Bangladesh Garments Buying House Association (BGBA) election, which is set to take place on March 2 this year.

This event marks the first election in the BGBA after a hiatus of 12 years. Comprising 1800 buying house owners, the BGBA plays a pivotal role in shaping the garment industry landscape.

The forthcoming biennial election for the 2024–26 term involves 600 voters, all stakeholders in the dynamic fabric of the industry.
Abdul Hamid Pintu, the coordinator for Progressive Alliance, articulates the mission behind the Alliance, citing the need for the BGBA to realise its foundational goal of fostering the overall development of buying house institutions.

Pintu remarks, “Since its inception in 2006, the BGBA has been envisioned as a catalyst for the comprehensive growth of buying house institutions.

“Regrettably, we have not witnessed the desired transformation reflective of the association’s core objectives.
“The formation of the Progressive Alliance is a collective response to this gap, aiming to channel the BGBA’s efforts into organised action for the betterment of its members.”

Highlighting the significance of the upcoming election, Pintu says it is a rare opportunity for members to actively shape the future of the BGBA.

He urges all 600 voters to engage in the electoral process, expressing optimism that this will pave the way for realising each member’s expectations.

Through this election, the Progressive Alliance says, it aims to usher in a new era of vitality and purpose for the BGBA—Bangladesh Garments Buying House Association.