Ly­onch­hen vis­its 11 Ge­wogs un­der Wang­duepho­drang Dzongkhag

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“The Govern­ment has the re­spon­si­bil­ity to strengthen the cul­ture of wel­fare in­sti­tuted by Our Monarch,” Dasho Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay, Prime Min­is­ter said in­ter­act­ing with the peo­ple of Bjena, Nisho, Kazhi and Phangyul ge­wogs on Fri­day.

The min­is­ter for health Ly­onpo Tandin Wangchuk is ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ly­onch­hen dur­ing his tour to 11 Ge­wogs un­der the Dzongkhag.

Meet­ing the peo­ple of the four ge­wogs at dif­fer­ent time s and places, Ly­onch­hen up­dated the public on the de­velop- men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties un­der­taken in their re­spec­tive Ge­wogs. Ly­onch­hen said, “It is the govern­ment’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to al­lo­cate funds for de­vel­op­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties. The re­spon­si­bil­ity of the peo­ple is to mon­i­tor if the funds are used prop­erly.”

Ly­onch­hen also lis­tened to the is­sues that are of con­cern to the peo­ple and of­fered so­lu­tions wher­ever pos­si­ble.

Ly­onch­hen also spoke about health and hy­giene, ed­u­ca­tion, road, ir­ri­ga­tion, agri­cul­ture, farm shops, gewog banks, land Kidu and oth­ers.

On land Kidu granted by His Majesty The King, Ly­onch­hen urged the peo­ple not to sell their land and to put the lands to good use.

On main­tain­ing proper hy­giene, Ly­onch­hen asked the peo­ple to use toi­lets and also in­formed them of the rea­son be­hind govern­ment pro­vid­ing 100 units of elec­tric­ity for free, which is to en­cour­age peo­ple in the ru­ral vil­lages to use elec­tric cook­ing ap­pli­ances and min­i­mize the use of fire wood to cook their food. “The smoke from the fire­wood is not good for health,” Ly­onch­hen said.

Ly­onch­hen also in­formed the gath­er­ing that an ex­ca­va­tor and back­hoe ma­chine each will soon be handed over to all 20 Dzongkhags, so that the gewog cen­tre road and farm road are prop­erly main­tained.

The peo­ple of four ge­wogs thanked Ly­onch­hen and the govern­ment for pro­vid­ing power tillers, gewog util­ity ve­hi­cles, elec­tric fence, heli­copter ser­vices dur­ing time of emer­gen­cies and con­struct­ing road. Peo­ple also ac­knowl­edged the ben­e­fits of east-west high­way road widen­ing.

With the visit to four ge­wogs, Ly­onch­hen has vis­ited 166 ge­wogs so far. Ac­cord­ing to Lyon- chhen the rea­sons why he planned to visit all the ge­wogs in the coun­try are to draw as­pi­ra­tion from His Majesty The King, who con­tin­ues to visit every nook and cor­ner of the coun­try and the in­tro­duc­tion of democ­racy.

To­day Ly­onch­hen will be sign­ing an­nual per­for­mance agree­ment (APA) for the fi­nan­cial year 2017-2018 with Sarpang, Tsir­ang, Da­gana, Wang­due Dzonkhags and Gele­phu Thromde in the Dzongkhag Tshon­gdu hall. Af­ter that he will be vis­it­ing Gaset­sho Wom, Daga and Athang be­fore re­turn­ing to Thim­phu in the even­ing.

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