𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐉
Monsoon has tumbled over Samdrupjongkhar. But undeterred, there are encounters, meetings, laughter, and a lot of learning and problem solving, often punctuated by brisk walks and swift drives in between.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is in Phuntshothang today, his sixth gewog since the trip began in Samdrupjongkhar on May 13, 2022. After gracing the Passing out Parade of De-suups at Dewathang, the prime minister stayed back in Samdrupjongkhar to engage with all the gewogs in the dzongkhag.
“I am neither here for ceremonial events, nor am I here for sightseeing,” he tells all the people he meets in the gewogs. “This is a business trip and it must be meaningful. If there are issues that I can resolve immediately, I am here for that. If there are broader issues that need review or consultation, I will work on them with relevant agencies.”
Convinced that what happens in Thimphu, and at the central level of governance and decision making, must be made known to our rural folks, prime minister spends hours explaining to every villager, student and functionary at gewogs on pertinent national issues.
𝐒𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐞𝐰𝐨𝐠-𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞, 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐫, 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐠𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.
Lauri, Serthi, Langchenphu, Samrang, Pemathang and Phuntshothang are the gewogs covered so far. Prime minister and team are on the way to Martshalla gewog today. To ensure quality time and deliberations, prime minister is spending a day each in every gewog of the district.
“Irrespective of whether I can visit all the gewogs in the country or not, where I can make it, I have to be able to make a positive difference,” prime minister said.
Prime minister also attends Cabinet meetings and other official tasks via virtual sessions.