PDP in­tro­duce three more can­di­dates

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

The Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in­tro­duced three more can­di­dates from the pri­vate sec­tor back­ground at the party of­fice yes­ter­day. Se­nior BCCI of­fi­cial, banker, and busi­ness­man join PDP’s 2018 team.

The can­di­dates in­clude for­mer deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral of Bhutan Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (BCCI), Kezang Wangdi for Kham­dan­gRam­jar con­stituency in Trashiyangtse, for­mer branch man­ager of Bhutan De­vel­op­ment Bank Lim­ited, Phuntsho Dendup for Nubi-Tangsi­b­jee con­stituency in Trongsa, and hote­lier and busi­ness­man, Kuen­zang Thin­ley for Ch­hokhorTang con­stituency in Bumthang.

The party pres­i­dent Dasho Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay said the can­di­dates bring along rich ex­pe­ri­ences in pri­vate and bank­ing sec­tor and busi­ness, mak­ing PDP’s team even more di­verse. “As for­mi­da­ble youth lead­ers, they bal­ance the ex­pe­ri­ence of other can­di­dates,” said the pres­i­dent.

The pres­i­dent also added that with their vast ex­pe­ri­ences in pri­vate sec­tor de­vel­op­ment will not only ben­e­fits to the party but it will also ben­e­fit the pub­lic at large.

Kezang Wangdi 50 years old said that he would make the best use of his 24-year ex­pe­ri­ence in the pri­vate sec­tor in for­mu­lat­ing poli­cies that will fur­ther drive pri­vate sec­tor growth.

“The PDP gov­ern­ment has pri­or­i­tized pri­vate sec­tor de­vel­op­ment through ru­ral en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment, cot­tage and small in­dus­tries, for­eign di­rect in­vest­ments etc., and we are all wit­ness to how many these ini­tia­tives have di­rectly ben­e­fited our econ­omy and par­tic­u­larly our peo­ple,” said Kezang Wangdi.

He served as the re­gional sec­re­tary of BCCI Re­gional Of­fice in Phuentshol­ing and as a sec­re­tary of Pri­vate Sec­tor De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee. He also served as Board Direc­tor of Bhutan Argo In­dus­try Ltd., Druk PNB Bank Ltd., Druk Ferro Al­loys Ltd., Ac­count­ing and Au­dit­ing Stan­dard Board of Bhutan and Royal In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment.

In ad­di­tion, he also served as in­terim gov­ern­ing board mem­ber of Bhutan Red Cross So­ci­ety (Queen’s Project) and mem­ber of Royal Mon­e­tary Au­thor­ity’s Draft­ing Com­mit­tee for rules and reg­u­la­tions for Fund Man­age­ment Com­pany and Rein­sur­ance Com­pany. He also served as project man­ager of GPP Bhutan, EU Project, SEID Bhutan, and EU Project and as fo­cal point for SAARC TPN Bhutan.

He has a Mas­ter in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness) from Uni­ver­sity of Thai Cham­ber of Com­merce, Bangkok, Thai­land.

Af­ter com­plet­ing his col­lege ed­u­ca­tion, Kuen­zang Thin­ley, also known as Kaila Kuen­zang took over his fam­ily busi­ness and since then has been man­ag­ing it. He has a Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Busi­ness Man­age­ment (spe­cial­ized in mar­ket­ing) from Ban­ga­lore Uni­ver­sity, In­dia. He was also PDP’s can­di­date in 2013.

Kuen­zang Thin­ley 34 years old said that “I joined pol­i­tics in 2013 to serve the coun­try bet­ter and in a mean­ing­ful way. And I am back as PDP’s can­di­date so that I can win the trust and con­fi­dence of the peo­ple this time.”

“PDP has done a great deal in the past five years, ful­fill­ing al­most all its am­bi­tious pledges and I am con­fi­dent we can achieve more in the next five years and be­yond.”

He will be con­test­ing against po­lit­i­cal bul­warks like Op­po­si­tion Leader, Dr. Pema Gyamt­sho (PhD) in his con­stituency. How­ever, he said elec­tion is about of­fer­ing com­pet­i­tive choices to the peo­ple.” “As a young can­di­date, I have the en­ergy, drive and com­mit­ment to make a dif­fer­ence in my com­mu­nity and pol­i­tics is a step to­ward a much big­ger cause, to of­fer my ser­vice to the na­tion,” he said.

An­other can­di­date, 33 years old Phuntsho Dendup started his ca­reer as Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer at Bhutan Poly­thene Com­pany Lim­ited and he later worked as project of­fi­cer of Bhutan De­vel­op­ment Bank Lim­ited for the western re­gion. He then served as As­sis­tant Branch Man­ager and Branch Man­ager of Bhutan De­vel­op­ment Bank Lim­ited, Trongsa.

He said he joined PDP be­cause he strongly be­lieves that PDP is a po­lit­i­cal party that has promised and de­liv­ered and that he was in­spired by PDP’s com­mit­ment to serv­ing the peo­ple. “As a young can­di­date, I would like to rep­re­sent the voice of the youth and young men and women in our coun­try and con­trib­ute pos­i­tively to na­tion build­ing,” he said.

He has a Bach­e­lor’s in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BBA) with spe­cial­iza­tion in fi­nance from Gaeddu Col­lege of Busi­ness Stud­ies.

All the three can­di­dates have vast ex­pe­ri­ence in pri­vate sec­tor, fi­nan­cial sec­tor and busi­ness, which would bring valu­able per­spec­tives on pri­vate sec­tor de­vel­op­ment and is­sues re­lated to fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions and busi­nesses in the coun­try.

PDP Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Sonam Jatso said that “The can­di­dates also bring along with them youth­ful dy­namism and en­ergy.” “Their ex­pe­ri­ence, qual­i­fi­ca­tions, and lead­er­ship abil­i­ties have fur­ther strength­ened our team, as we pre­pare for the 2018 elec­tions.”

The PDP be­lieves that strong and dy­namic lead­ers are not only nec­es­sary but also vi­tal in the demo­cratic process, said the Gen­eral Sec­re­tary. “And to this end, the party has made con­sci­en­tious ef­fort in pick­ing the most ca­pa­ble can­di­dates so that the peo­ple of Bhutan have a di­ver­sity of lead­ers to choose from.”

As the three can­di­dates be­gin a new chap­ter in their ca­reer, the PDP is con­fi­dent that they will con­tinue to con­trib­ute to the process of na­tion build­ing and strength­en­ing of our democ­racy, said Sonam Jatso.

With this, PDP has de­clared 27 new can­di­dates for the 2018 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions.

Build­ing a strong team: The Pres­i­dent of Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party Dasho Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay along with Kuen­zang Thin­ley, Kezang Wangdi and Phuntsho Dendup

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Bhutan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.