Tweak the Course, not the goal
Every government that gets sworn in should support continuity and sustainability of development projects, Namgay Tshering, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s Dogar-Shaba candidate emphasises.A small country, whose development projects are donor-driven, he said, cannot afffffford to be indifferent to how the money is spent.
“A government comes in, initiates a project, which barely complete and is scrapped offff by the next,” he said, adding it was the people who suffered eventually from animosity among political parties, expressed unfortunately, over public services and infrastructure.
Nyamrup, he said believed in continuity of development projects so it is sustained in the larger interest of the nation and its people, besides having new ones of its own.
“The ways in which we do things and deliver can be difffffferent, not the goal, which is the happiness of our people,” he said.
Given a chance, Namgay Tshering wishes to breathe essence into the phrase “bottom-up approach”, which is to engage people in making decisions about their own communities and its future.
In a career spanning a decade and a half in the health sector, Namgay Tshering brings with him policy drafting expertise, project implementation skills and management experience.
He was a key figure in drafting the national health policy and public health strategies. He also played a critical role in initiating Lhaksam (a CSO representing people living with HIV-AIDS) in 2009.
He was also catalytic in changing their lives through sustained medications secured with assistance from the Global Fund.
Name : Namgay Tshering Age : 39 Years Constituency : Dokar_Sharpa, Paro Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone : 17743149 Qualification : Masters Degree in Public Health, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand BSc. Communication from University of Madras, India
Professional background : National HIV/AIDS & STIs control program manager, health ministry Communicable disease division head, health ministry National professional officer, World Health Organization
The ways in which we do things and deliver can be different, not the goal, which is the happiness of our people.”