Visit: Prioritising healthcare, sanitation and quality education were some of the issues Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay talked about with the people of Sarpang during his recent visit to the gewogs.

In a series of public meetings held in each gewog, lyonchoen reminded them about His Majesty The King’s aspirations and reassured them that the government would serve in their best interests to fulfill peoples’ wishes, a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister stated.

To ensure the success of democracy, the government must consult with the public and involve them in decision-making, the prime minister said to people of Sarpang.  He also briefed them on the budget allocated to each gewog for the 11th Plan.

“Lyonchoen urged the gewogs to carry out due maintenance of their water supply schemes so that all households have continuous access to clean drinking water,” the press release stated.

In all gewogs, lyonchoen highlighted on agricultural productivity and urged people to utilise power tillers, electric fencing to prevent wildlife encroachments, construction of green houses and improving the existing irrigation channels.

“Lyonchoen also asked the people to avail loans from BOiC and make use of the farmers’ outreach banking facilities,” the press release stated.

The Prime Minister’s five days visit to 12 gewogs of Sarpang ended yesterday.