Indefinite closure of LPG outlets in Kohima to continue
Kohima, July 20 (EMN): The Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP) had a joint meeting with All Kohima Indane Distributor’s Association (Akida) and the Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho (AMK) on Monday, and deliberated on the indefinite closure of all LPG outlets and services imposed by Akida to protest the assault on LPG truck drivers.
A statement issued by Akida on Monday informed that while trying to give their best service to the consumers of LPG subscribers in and around Kohima municipalities, they have to overcome many hurdles in the form of demands, especially at National Highway, extortions and physical assault.
It added that despite several complaints and report to the authorities concerned, no concrete action has been taken till date.
Therefore, AKMWP after hearing Akida’s predicament, urged the government agencies to speed up the investigation in earnest and bring about a redressal at the earliest possible time frame, it informed.
While urging the government agencies to act fast, and taking into consideration AMK’s concern and hardships faced by ‘all managers of every kitchen’, it appealed to Akida to resume its distribution, to which Akida agreed to consider.
However, the president of Akida, K Seyie, later informed that the association has not agreed in principle to resume its service, as they are waiting for the state government to respond to their representation.
Though he admitted that they had a joint meeting with AKMWP and AMK on Monday, he said Akida is waiting for government’s response, after which they will take the decision whether to continue the indefinite strike. Till then, the strike will continue, the president informed.
All the five LPG distributors in Kohima — Seyie Gas Agency, Belho Gas agency, Marcofed, Yhome Gas Agency, and Rose Agency — have been on an indefinite closure since July 13, in protest against extortion and assault on LPG workers by miscreants.