|Village chief A Bo (first from left) meets elderly people in Pa Cheng village, Dak Long commune. (Photo: VOV)
In late August, 21 Kon Tum people returning home from pandemic-affected areas in southern Vietnam tested positive for coronavirus. To reduce the risk of the pandemic spreading in the community, village chief A Bo visited local households and talked to them about disinfecting their environment, wearing face masks, and making health declarations when returning from a pandemic-hit area.
A Bo said having a close relationship with people makes communication more effective, “I go house to house to talk about ways to develop the household economy, reinforce solidarity, and foster education. I encourage the people to lead a cultural lifestyle and develop farming and husbandry”.
At the age of 70, A Bo is still very active in social work. Having worked as a teacher and a school administrator, he is able to explain Party guidelines and State policies in a persuasive manner. The Tua Tem village Party cell led by A Bo leads the local implementation of the Politburo’s Directive 5 on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morality, and lifestyle.
“All Party members of Tua Tem village have responded to the Directive. The local Party cell has received a certificate of merit for their excellent performance,” said Tran Ngoc Truc, Secretary of Dak Long commune’s Party Committee.
|Village chief A Bo (second from left) instructs local people to grow coffee. (Photo: VOV)
A Bo has made a significant contribution to the development of his village. The poverty rate in Dak Long commune has dropped from 73% to 37% over the last 7 years.
A Bo has shared his experience and taught local people how to grow coffee and rubber, and prevent diseases in animal husbandry. A Su, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Dak Long commune branch, said A Bo is the leader in mobilizing people and promoting unity in the village.
“A Bo is enthusiastic in communicating Party guidelines and State policies to the community. He’s a role model in family life and in social work, and is a good communicator,” said A Su.
And thanks to A Bo’s communication effort, the cultural values of the Xo Dang people are being preserved.