The Ro Mam ethnic minority group has 177 households with 617 people, accounting for 70.4% of the population of Le village.

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Ro Mam artisans teaching local women how to weave

In spite of facing numerous difficulties, Ro Mam families usually reserve the most solemn place to hang President Ho Chi Minh's portrait. According to village patriarch A Blong, that is the way the Ro Mam people show their gratitude to the Party and President Ho Chi Minh for lighting the way and helping them eradicate hunger and erase backward customs. 

According to A Thai, Party Secretary and Head of Le village, the Ro Mam ethnic people have strictly followed the local Party cell’s leadership resolution and strived to be admitted to the Party.

At a recent meeting, local people expected local Party cell to issue policies to strengthen production, eradicate hunger, alleviate poverty, mobilize all children to go to school, have more new Party members, and preserve and promote cultural values of Ro Mam people.

Reportedly, the living standard of Ro Mam people in 2022 increased with 261,3 hectare of cultivated land and around 1,000 livestock and poultry. Many households earned hundreds of millions of VND per year.

The happiest news was that all children of school age can go to school, and 14 students are studying at vocational schools, colleges, and universities. That is the pride and high-quality human resource for Le village’s future.

Party member Y Doan said that since the lives of the village’s residents, mainly Ro Mam people, are still difficult, the local Party cell should mobilize resources for socio-economic development.

At the meeting, other members proposed measures to enhance the effectiveness of political and ideological education for young generation, preserve and promote values of gongs culture and brocade weaving, and train more eminent people to admit to the Party. 

Young Party members gave opinions related to economic development, application of science and technology in production, improvement of locals’ cultural and spiritual life, striving to help Le village meet the new-style rural area building criteria by 2024.

Recently, the Kon Tum provincial People’s Committee issued a decision on investment project for socio-economic development of ethnic groups with specific difficulties (including Ro Mam group) in the province by 2025. Many policies and solutions have been issued to ensure that by 2025 the average living standard of the Ro Mam people will be equivalent to that of other ethnic groups in the region, with per capita income reaching VND 30 million /person/year. 

Bright prospects have given hope to Ro Mam ethnic people and other military units and businesses in the province for a better new year.

Translated by Chung Anh