Thinley Namgay 

Lhuentse’s two aspiring NC candidates are pledging to address some pressing issues facing the country through better rules and policies.

A 39-year-old Tshering Penjor from Minjey Gewog pledged to frame policies to ensure a secure and strong nation for all times, creation of a conducive environment for private sector development, and motivate the public servants for effective and efficient service delivery.

Tshering Penjor also pledged to enact impactful legislations for good governance, accountability, transparency, transparency, and to minimise administrative burden.

He also promised to ensure an objective review of the plan and policies for better utilisation of scarce national resources and promote participatory methodology for decision-making process.

Tshering Penjor said that the private sector is paramount for economic development. He said it is challenging to get a business certificate and loans today. He added that business would thrive in the country if a mortgage is not required while applying for loans.

Regarding the growing attrition of public servants, Tshering Penjor said that public servants must be paid well, promote recognition, and provide relevant training.

Kelzang Lhundup, 47, from Maenbi Gewog, pledged to safeguard the sanctity of the Constitution.

He also pledged to review the 13th five-year plan and to ensure that Lhuentse is allocated a fair share of national resources.

According to Kelzang Lhundup, one of the pressing issues in the villages are difficulty in getting timber permit owing to bureaucratic process. “This needs to be made easy through revised rules and regulations.”