Ha Noi — Mass mobilisation contributed considerably to building the Communist Party of Viet Nam and helping in its struggles against the French and Americans, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh said yesterday.
Speaking at a meeting in Ha Noi to review the work performance by the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission and to work out tasks for this year, the Party leader praised the Party, administrations at all levels, armed forces, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front and the population.
"One of the achievements is that mobilisation has helped consolidate the people’s confidence in the Party leadership and the Government management," said Manh.
He said mass mobilisation had been consolidated from the central to grass roots levels. Thanks to this, all Party and Government policies and guidelines were well implemented.
Thanks to good co-ordination between administrations and agencies assigned with mass mobilisation work - including the Viet Nam Fatherland Front and the armed forces - the people’s voice was reflected in the Party and Government policies.
Manh also mentioned weaknesses in last year’s work, including limitations on advisory roles. "In some localities, officials have a tendency to distance themselves from the people. As a result, they don’t know what their problems and can make no good proposals to the Party and Government," he said.
To overcome this, Manh asked Party and Government officials to analyse their weaknesses so they could provide better service.
He said 2010 would be a year of great significance. "Congresses of all party committees will be held as the 11th National Party Congress will be held next January - and the national movement to follow President Ho Chi Minh’s moral examples will enter its fourth year," said Manh.
He listed five major tasks for the commission.
First, to gather and mobilise people from all walks of life to unite and maintain political stability while actively participating in national construction and defence.
Second, to launch many more patriotic emulation movements among the population, Government agencies, enterprises, the armed forces and others. These movements must link closely to the country’s socio-economic development, the poverty reduction programme and improving the livelihood of people living in the nation’s 62 most disadvantaged districts.
Third, to conduct more communication campaigns to raise awareness among Party and Government officials and the leaders of organisations about the guiding principle "the revolution is the cause of the people, led by the people and for the people" and the guideline "people know, people discuss, people do and people check". The mass mobilisation work must be carried out in parallel with the campaign to learn and follow President Ho’s moral examples.
Fourth, to strictly follow regulations laid down for the work of mass mobilisation throughout the whole political system in the process of doi moi (renewal). The focus is to be on grassroots activities in implementing democracy.
And finally, to thoroughly grasp the stance that mass mobilisation is the responsibility of the whole political system and the ideology that "the people are the roots".
Ha Thi Khiet, secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the commission, asked participants to focus on what had been done well in giving their recommendations.
In 2010 Party’s mass mobilisation work will concentrate on improving its quality and efficiency throughout the whole political system; consolidating the close relationship of the Party and Government with the people; enhancing the strength of the great solidarity among Vietnamese people in maintaining social and political stability and achieving all socio-economic targets set by the Government while firmly defending the homeland and building a strong Party and political system" said Khiet. — VNS