Shillong, Aug 3: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) chief executive member Pynshngaiñlang N. Syiem on Thursday released a music video of the Campaign for Change (CFC).
The theme song entitled ‘Ka Sur Jingkylla” or “Voice for Change” was released at a function held at the Khasi National Durbar Hall, Mawkhar here which was attended by MDCs and other dignitaries.
Through the music video, the CFC wanted to enlighten the people the problems plaguing the state, and the need to bring a change so that the state can have good and clean governance that will ensure good laws and policies for the interests of the people.
Addressing on occasion, Syiem, who is also the chief campaigner of the CFC said that though the state will be celebrating its 50 years of statehood in the next five years, yet the people are still facing various problems due to absence of good policies and laws that can protect their rights.
“Till today, the state is yet to have its own education policy, power policy, farmers’ policy, youth policy, tourism policy. Who should we put the blame, the public representatives whom we elected or the people who elected them,” he asked
Looking at the present situation in the state, Syiem said, elected representatives sometimes acts as if they are not the policy makers or law makers.
“If lawmakers whose duty is to make laws and frame policies for the interest of the people, busy in opening public toilets, what kind of future we can expect? Syiem lamented.
Syiem also said that the role of lawmakers should be to further strengthen the sixth schedule, traditional institutions and the indigenous community as a whole.
“We as an indigenous community we can protect our interests by bringing in effective laws and policies,” he said.