Look inward, the time has come!

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There were warnings—Covid-19 would come to our doors.  When the whole nation, led by His Majesty The King is fighting the pandemic, we need to think beyond the borders.

Trading in Influence our biggest problem

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The National Corruption Barometer Report (NCBR) 2020 reveals that executives, the primary implementers of public policies and programmes are perceived to be the most corrupt. Does this ring a bell? We have heard this over and over again. Can we do something about this in earnest, letter, spirit and action? 

The pandemic is still major threat

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Twenty-six of the 53 private Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres have reopened. The reopening of the ECCD centres, which are critically important for early stimulation to foster creative,

The face mask debate

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There is a lot of debate on whether we should wear a face mask or not, if it should be made mandatory, where and when? With new evidence indicating that the new coronavirus could be airborne, face masks are recommended to prevent the spread of the virus.

What solution to the traffic problem?

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By this time last year, 760 vehicle accidents were recorded which…

Time for discourse

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Behind the closed doors and out of the notice of local leaders, the local government department had been busy during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has completed two major exercises. A detailed report on the merger of gewogs is submitted to the Cabinet. Now it has proposed amendments in the Local Government Act.

Local governance changing

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From the feedback, largely from Kuensel readers, the government’s plan to reduce the number of gewogs by merging some gewogs is being received well. The decision, if the government implements, even at the cost of an election, is not only about saving money. It is about better governance.

A Good Feeling

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Many of us may not have read the full significance of a front…

Paring down the number of gewogs is timely

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We have 20 dzongkhags and 205 gewogs. Our administration system,…

Time to be serious

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The World Health Organisation has acknowledged that the new coronavirus…

What beyond the e-GP system?

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Every year, the government spends millions of Ngultrums on works…

Preventing dengue a collective responsibility 

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If the images of places officials from the malaria unit in Phuentsholing visited are anything to go by, there is a lot of work to be done to contain another outbreak of dengue in the border town.

Keeping an eye on CCTVs

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The close circuit television (CCTV), a simple technology, has changed the way people do surveillance. It is one device that has now almost become a necessity, as it helps in preventing thefts, burglaries, vandalism and littering.