Anecdotes

Vote Cast for a Woman Worker

Trolley buses running along streets of the capital Pyongyang are one of the mass transport means.

Trolley bus drivers render services to the citizens from early in the morning till late at night.

Among them is Ho Myong Gum who has been working for tens of years since her bobbed girlhood. She is a deputy to the Pyongyang City People’s Assembly.

It was in Juche 104 (2015) that she was elected to the Pyongyang City People’s Assembly for the first time.

Elections to the provincial, city and county people’s assemblies took place on July 19 that year. Ho Myong Gum was nominated as one of the candidates for deputies to the Pyongyang City People’s Assembly.

The respected Kim Jong Un took part in the elections and voted for candidate for deputy to the Pyongyang City People’s Assembly Ho Myong Gum, woman driver of the Ryonmot Trolley Bus Company, and candidate for deputy to the Sosong District People’s Assembly Sin Sun Thae, Workshop Head of the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex.

Ho Myong Gum says:

“I still remember that time when I was so excited. I feel as if it happened just before.

The respected Kim Jong Un voted for me, an ordinary driver, and warmly pressed my hands. He told me to work harder for the people as their representative.

I have driven my trolley bus, always thinking that I should work true to his instructions.”

In Juche 107 (2018), she was awarded the title of Merited Driver, an honorary title given to meritorious drivers with long career.

Citizens elected her a deputy to the Pyongyang City People’s Assembly again in Juche 108 (2019) for her sincere service for the people.

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