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NLA deputy speaker insists focussing on core issues

By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 07, 2019 11:51 pm

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Mokokchung, Dec. 7 (EMN): Sharingain Longkumer, NLA deputy speaker, has urged the HoDs of various government departments in Mokokchung district and legislators to focus on core issues for all round development in the district.

Longkumer stated this in his address during the monthly meeting of the Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board (DPDB)-cum-pre- Christmas celebration at Tuli on December 6.

The monthly meeting of the Mokokchung DPDB was held in the office of ADC, Tuli, which was attended by its chairman Sharingain Longkumer, minister Tongpang Ozukum, advisor Imnatiba, MLA Imkong L Imchen and MLA Amenba Yaden.

Speaking on the occasion, Longkumer urged all HoDs and legislators to focus on core issues. He underscored healthcare as one of the important issues, which needed thorough deliberation for the public benefit in the district.

“When it come health, it affects each and every one of us; it does not distinguish anybody,” Longkumer said while urging the members to come up with effective measures in the next meeting.

“If we come together as one, we will definitely bring about significant change,” he urged the members. He also added that development of the district depends on communication, co-operation and courtesy.

MLA Imkong L Imchen also told members that the decision and resolutions passed in DPDB meetings are important because those decisions made in the meetings are relevant and it is a decision made at the grass-root level.

Imchen stated that healthcare is a universal right and should be prioritised. 

Taking part in the decision, advisor Imnatiba also directed the deputy commissioner, Mokokchung, to ensure that only genuine Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beneficiaries avail the loan and to direct the banks to provide loans to only genuine beneficiaries.

He further directed the deputy commissioner to overview the registered societies in the district and recommended whether to promote or discourage/ nullified their registration depending on their performances.

Minister Tongpang Ozukum directly declined the proposal for holding regular sub-divisional planning and development board meeting at Tuli as it is beyond the laid down rules and regulations of DPDB.

He also said that proposal brought by Merangkong Senso Telongjem, Tuli, cannot be approved because funds in the common pool has been exhausted for this fiscal year. He has suggested sending proposal through executive engineer of Road and Bridge, Tuli, instead for the developmental project.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 07, 2019 11:51:00 pm