Metsubo inaugurates hotel-cum-farmers market at Longsa
Dimapur, April 14 (EMN): Minister of Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir, inaugurated a hotel-cum-farmers market at the Longsa – Suruhuto junction in Longsa village on April 14 in the presence of a host of RD department officials, NDPP Mokokchung party leaders and Longsa villagers.
The two storey building has enough space for famers to sell their products as well as a spacious hall, kitchen and toilets to operate a restaurant, an update from the Longsa village council.
Speaking after formally inaugurating the complex, Jamir said that the villagers should be thankful to the PDA government especially the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, for understanding the need of the people in the area and making the dream of having a farmer’s market and hotel a reality.
While mentioning that the government could only provide the infrastructure, Jamir stated that it is up to the people to maintain and derive the benefits from whatever the government agencies have provided to the people. In this regard, he strongly urged the villagers to keep the vicinity and the building clean.
While strongly advocating hard work among the people, the minister pointed out that God has provided enough fertile land to the Naga people which must be cultivated by the people. He stated that the Naga people must start to judiciously cultivate their lands and lead a self-sufficient life.
In his welcome address, Longsa village council chairman, Talichuba, asserted that the newly inaugurated complex was a long felt need of the people which would serve not only the Longsa villagers but also the nearby villages in Zunheboto and Tuensang districts. He stated that the complex, by virtue of its location at Longsa-Suruhuto junction, would cater to the needs of not only the Aos but also that of the Sumi and Sangtam communities.
He, therefore, thanked the minister and the Rural Development department for constructing the infrastructure on a priority basis.
A short speech was also delivered by the Mokokchung DRDA project director, Toshimongla Kichu, while the pastor of Longsa Baptist Church, Supong, pronounced the dedicatory prayer.