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Konyak union tells PDA govt. to deliver on its promise of ‘change’

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By EMN Updated: May 11, 2018 1:06 am
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Dimapur, May 10 (EMN): The Konyak Union of Mon district has asked the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government of Nagaland to make good on its electoral promise of ‘change’ in Nagaland and develop the eastern districts of Nagaland.
“…the Konyak Union (KU) out rightly declares that Mon is geographically located at the tri-junction that connects Nagaland with the State of Assam, Arunachal and Myanmar (sic). The region has immense economic and commercial prospect provided the policy makers change its traditional notion on remoteness. Hence, the state government should immediately stir up from its traditional nap and start to think and act upon the look east policy cautiously,” a statement from union asserted.
The union suggested various measures for the state government to adopt. It demanded ‘an AIIMS-like-institution’ at Mon district – probably establish it somewhere in Tizit town. “Such cherished vision if implemented, shall deliver its services covering Assam, Arunachal, Myanmar and Nagas in particular. Medicine without border shall deliver social justice and health care even beyond the region.”
It urged the state government to ‘pursue the case on top priority in accordance to its memorandum signed with Prime Minister of India’.
The union also announced the creation of a Mon-Myanmar corridor. “Considering the rapid global warming and its impact on our environment, a project ‘Mon-Myanmar corridor’ is being initiated locally whereby every village’s reserved forest shall be connected and a chain of green corridor shall be development. Hence, the concern department (sic) is requested to provide technical inputs in materialising people’s initiatives on preservation and conservation of forest and wildlife.”
In a damning statement, the union also observed that the existence of Education department was ‘futile’ when it was failing to deliver ‘qualitative governance to existing educational institution’. it stated that the department should ‘visit’ Wangkhao College in Mon and ‘streamline all anomalies and irregularities before it is too late’.
“The Deputy Commissioner is requested to revive & reconstitute a strong statutory College Management Board. The Konyak Union (KU) also places its representation before the state Government for immediate completion & establishment of the Polytechnic institution before the commencement of the next academic session.
“The Konyak Union (KU) in its meeting with the chief minister of Nagaland on 27th May 2018 had submitted 6 point memorandum for immediate attention and execution. While lamenting over a deplorable, deprivation & systematic execution of the road developments, the Konyak Union aspires that PDA government should sincerely execute its devotion & commitment (of) ‘change is coming’ by de-enveloping & developing it.”
On developing road connective in the area, the union stated that ‘a historic salt passage/routes (Zero point–Naginimora) had been completely delinked with the proposed two-lane road at Zero point’.
“Such deprivation had caused severe isolation by de-associating the region for more than a decade. Hence, in order to restore historic salt routes of the Konyaks, the state government should provide road connectivity to that region without delay.
“Mon Town is the social and political hub of the Konyaks and Mon is a remote district in the state. Such remoteness had compelled the people to demand for shorter road alignment connecting with the state capital. Hence, as per the general aspiration of the masses and upholding the wisdom of the KU Advisory board, the Konyak Union had proposed to conduct a practically alignment without any political bias and favouritism. Hence, the Konyak Union directs that no section of public should work on their self motive interest which could hamper the benefits to the general Konyaks.”
Also, the Konyak Union has “demanded for resumption and completion of all those halted and abandoned developmental works within its soil immediately.”

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By EMN Updated: May 11, 2018 1:06:49 am