Kathmandu, September 5:Â Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said development is not possible without democracy.
He said so to the donors who had come at his residence in Baluwatar this morning to deposit money in the Prime Minister ‘s Disaster Rescue and Relief Fund.
He also said Nepal and the Nepalis squandered 60 years in the absence of democracy,peace, stability and a functioning political system. “Now, we have the kind of democracy that we wanted in the country. A system would be in place once a new constitution is issued and development will also take place. I am very hopeful of Nepal’s future,” he added.
Premier Koirala said additional support of the donors was needed as the Minister For Commerce and Supplied, Sunil Thapa who had been deputed to the flood affected districts to oversee the rescue, relief and rehabilitation in these districts reported that relief goods in these areas would last for only four days.
ADDITIONAL AMOUNT IN PM RELIEF FUND
The Association of International NGOs(AIN) , an organization of INGOs working in Nepal, today provided Rs. 500,000 to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund today. AIN’s Chairman, Deepak Raj Sapkota handed a cheque of this amount to the Prime Minister.
Sapkota claimed that relief materials worth Rs. 127.91 million have been provided to the disaster victims through various partner organizations of AIN. He aslo gave the information that AIN has asked its members organizations and their Nepali partner organizations to be actively involved in the required acitivites for the rehabilitation and the livelihood support for the disaster victims.
Similarly, the Chef Executive Officer of Jyoti Bikas Bank , Krishna Bahadur Kunwar handed over a cheque of Rs. 263,000; and the Deputy Executive Officer of Citizens Bank International, Ganesh Raj Pokharel a cheque of Rs. 151,700.2 to the Prime Minister to be deposited in the PM Disaster Relief Fund.
Also today, the Deshbhakta Paryawaraniya Samajik Morcha contributed Rs. 78,810 , the National Business Association Rs. 101,111 to the Fund. The Association stated that it has contributed Rs. 400,000 before this to the people affected by the Sunkoshi landslide.
The Financial Institutions Employees Union Nepal Rastra Bank provided Rs. 25,000; the Nepal Lekhapadhi Sangh Dillibazaar Rs. 21,101; the Human of Nepal Rs. 23,300 and one Govinda Dahal Rs. 10,000 to the PM’S Relief Fund.