Kencho Tshering, 36 from Chamkhar Thromde has 10 years of work experiences as a Gewog Administrative Officer at Department of Local Government (MoHCA). He did an advanced (post graduate) diploma in Ecotourism Management as well.
“I have encountered many problems with law and policies affecting the communities. If elected I will review all the laws in the country and follow up on pending laws to generate additional initiative on social development issues,” he said. “I will review youth policies to encourage them to revert back to villages for gainful employment,” he added.
He said that working for 10 years as a Gewog Administrative Officer has given him useful experience as it is nearest government office or official in terms of providing effective and efficient services delivery to the people. He said that he would will check and balance the 16 National keys result areas of 12th FYP.
Justifying why people should vote for him he said “Making local plans and consulting with the public, identifying problems in communities and coming up with solution are some reasons why I would be the right candidate.”
Another nominee, Nima, 40, is a former Member of Parliament, NC said that people of all four Gewogs of Bumthang entrusted him with the privilege of serving as their representative in the National Council. “I know how NC functions and I don’t have to learn the trade from the scratch,” said Nima,
He started his career as a teacher after PGCE in 2004, worked as a lecturer in Paro College of Education, teacher in Lhuntse and did a Master in Human Services Counselling. He is from Gamling, Tang gewog. He said that it is important for NC to have people with experience, people who can listen to the issues of the constituents and also focus on national security and sovereignty. “Nation’s security, people’s well being, promoting peace and harmonious society is my priorities,” he said.
He said that people have become so matured in terms of understanding democracy and their rights to elect their representatives who could represent them well. “I was part of passing some 12 major policies, 29 Bills and 12 conventions/treaties,” said Nima, “If elected, we just need to pick up from where we left,” he added.
Further, he highlighted that he learned many things in terms of policy making concerning various issues of national importance. “With whatever experience I have gained by serving in the NC, if elected, I hope to contribute and complete the important tasks that could not be complete in my first term owing to lack of time,” he said.
Both the candidates are conducting door to door election campaign.