DNT’s pres­i­dent as­sures peo­ple of Bumthang on 100% ful­fill­ment of their pledges

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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.

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