DNT’s president assures people of Bumthang on 100% fulfillment of their pledges
Druk Nyamrup’s Tshogpa (DNT) president gave assurance to their pledges to the people of Bumthang that the pledges are achievable during the election campaign on October 4.
“If we are given responsibilities, we will workout 100% on our pledges.” DNT’s President, Lotay Tshering said. He wishes people to reflect party pledges after five years.
During the campaign, the DNT focused on the providing priority in better and efficient health services among others. The president talked to establish a separate multi-disciplinary super specialty hospital to cater out country referrals, providing specialist services at gewog level, and including deployment of medical doctors.
He believes that by the nature of work health staffs carry, they should be entitled to incentives and allowances for extra hours of work, hazard and health risks, night duties and emergency services. He also plans to start a infertility centers for those few who are deprieved of children.
The party president also highlighted on the issues with the wider gap in the income of the people and most of the pledge support in narrowing this gap. “With the development of the country, the common people needs to develop too,” he said.
Sharing his concerns on the youth problems, president said that most of them are engaged in the alcohol and substance abuse due to unemployment. He feels that doing away with the class 10 cut-off point will lesser the problem. Affirmed with this, he said that the pledge is constituional and it is achievable and the party had pledged under the lens of the constitution of Bhutan.
In addition, DNT’s president also said that some of the students are unable to continue their studies due to variation in individual intelligence and sickness. Thus, providing a incentives for rural mothers to breastfeed and take care of their children for the first six months will provide nourishment to the child later adding to better development both mentally and physically. The incentives will be equivalent to daily wage of Nu. 450 as DNT’s pledged to raise which comes around Nu. 13500 per month. “Immunity will be better for those children who takes only mother’s milk for first six months, which could help in fighting pnuemonia, cancer and diabetes,” DNT’s president Lotay Tshering said.
The president also talked on the regularisation of the contract teachers and health staffs. He felt that even there is shortage of teachers and health staffs in the country, there are few who are still unemployed. There was also talk on the labeling of the travel and daily allowance of the civil servants, housing ownership and twice pay hike during the party’s tenure.
Regarding the free internet services, DNT’s president said that the Thai government provides free google services to the 70 mn population in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. He said that with only 0.7 mn in our country, it is possible. . On the misuse of the technology and incurring loss, he added that once the internet service is procured by the government whether people use it or not, government have to bear the expenses.
The party president assured that the party will carry out hydropower projects according to the 12 five year plan and frame tourism policy and also look in to agriculture and forestry sector.
President asked the people for the change in the government to bring new ideas in the development progress of the country. He feels that the supporters of the Bhutan Kuenyam Party and People’s Democratic Party decisions on whom to vote will make large differences in the primary election result.
Druk Nyamrup’s Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotey Tshering gave assurance to their pledges to the people of Bumthang that the pledges are achievable during the election campaign.