Jo Myong Nam (pictured) is a lathe operator of the Pyongyang Textile Machine Factory.
He has worked at the factory for 15 years since discharge from the service of the Korean People’s Army, during which he has taken good care of his lathe like the apples of his own eyes to keep glorifying the honour of model lathe and contributed to improving the quality of goods and boosting production capacity by applying CNC technology into it.
In the course of this, he has raised the level of his technical skills and finished the course of Distance Education Faculty of Kim Chaek University of Technology and qualified as an engineer.
He has another job besides operating his lathe.
He is a deputy to the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK. In order to ensure that the policies, laws and directives of the state are correctly implemented in the district under his charge, he always goes among the masses to discuss and solve the problems arising in the reality in reliance on them.
In summer last year, several houses in a residential district were exposed to the danger of being flooded due to the overflow of a river. At that time, he informed the people’s government organ of the fact so as to take prompt measures to prevent damage.
On his way to work, he repaired the fallen swing in a children’s park together with caretakers, and put out a sudden fire on the rooftops of a school even at the risk of his life.
People respect and love him who is faithful to his work and devotes himself for their sake, calling him “our deputy”.
In the DPRK there are many worker- and farmer-deputies. Among them are Han Myong Hui, a weaver of the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill, Sin In Ok, a sub-workteam leader of Sokji Cooperative Farm in Onchon County, Nampho City, and Song Chang Ho, a pit manager of the February 8 Jiktong Youth Coal Mine.
They are faithful servants of the people who always make devoted efforts for the latter’s interests, to live up to the expectation of people who elected them as the deputies.