The new beginning
The new government under the leadership of Dr. Lotay Tshering took over the reign of the government from the 7th of this month. It was just the new beginning now and with the taking of oath of secrecy in the presence of Venerable Yonten Lopen by the Chief Justice in the Lhengye Zhungtshog hall the new government’s commitment to serve the people is now being formalized.
The cabinet ministers attended the inaugural session of the first session of the Lhengye Zhungtshog on the first day of taking their office coinciding with the special Zakar.
His Majesty The King conferred Dakyen to the Prime Minister and the cabinet ministers confirming their post to their offices.
The new government has been very particular in meeting the media on the first day in office and the Prime Minister in particular had assured that he will end his tenure in the same manner in 2023. The PM had assured the Bhutanese media and the government must to work together and help each other.
Conveying the message from the golden throne, Prime Minister said that the government needs to work for the interest of the country and the people and not for the interest of the party.
The Prime Minister said that the ministers are from the humble background and are committed to serve the people. The ministers have the knowledge and competency to do so.
Referring media as the mirror of the Bhutanese society, the Prime Minister said that if media is good than the government will be good and if media is bad than the government will be bad.
The government has assured that the media houses and individual reporters will be closely monitored and would institute a committee to follow-up on the media houses and writers, who will, be recognized. It has been assured that promotions or any offer may go to those media houses or individual reporters who perform well.
The Prime Minister urged the media not to bully the government and work together in smooth functioning of the Cabinet. He said that if media bullies the government than everyone will be down.
The Prime Minister assured that all the 47 member of the parliament will work together irrespective to which party the MP belongs. He has met with the Opposition Leader and proposed to work together in the next five years.
The Prime Minister said to inform him when he is going wrong, he will listen to it and support the government when they are doing for the interest of people and country.
As we settle down to work together the government, the opposition and media must work together for the greater interest of the country.