Good governance precondition for economic prosperity: DPM Shrestha

Published On: September 21, 2023 09:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said the government has been moving ahead with a pledge to ensure good governance, prosperity and social justice in the country.

In a meeting of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Thursday, DPM Shrestha mentioned that prosperity was indispensable to justify the political changes. 

"Good governance has been the pre-condition for prosperity," he shared, adding, "We have given priority to good governance with a target of maintaining good governance, accelerating the journey and process of prosperity and taking them to logical point and guaranteeing social justice."

Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha stressed that the government has been moving ahead making good governance, prosperity and social justice as its main spirit of its immediate duties being determined towards national sovereignty, geographical integrity and protection of independence.

Stating that the government is working to establish rule of law as it is the important aspect of democracy, he mentioned, "The state should play an overall role to establish rule of law. Not only the state, all the state bodies should play a positive role and it is the main responsibility of the state and government".

Home Minister Shrestha expressed that they have been forwarding activities like maintaining peace and security, ending impunity and controlling crimes with priority.

Shrestha also expressed concern over initiatives and activities taking place to undermine original characteristics of the country—multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multiregional and multicultural for some time. 

"We must not allow diversities and specialties of the country to weaken under any circumstances. The government is of the view that the problem cannot be resolved only through administration; it does not mean that law will not be implemented. The law and administration will intervene any time, it does. We all should play our role while being aware about negative aspects that surfaced in the country and society. I want to appeal to all for that too," he said.


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