Organisations appeal for early completion of foothill road
Dimapur, Aug. 24 (EMN): The Lotha Hoho (LH) has supported the Nagaland Foothill Road Coordination Committee (NFRCC) for an early completion of the long-felt foothill road. The Lotha Hoho has issued this statement in expressing solidarity with Northern Sumi Hoho and Phom Union Dimapur etc.
“It is not understood as to why the Nagaland state government is not bothered for this road, which is the lifeline of the border districts like Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon. Even other districts like Zunheboto and Tuensang need this road for access to Dimapur, the commercial hub of the state,” LH chairman, Mhondamo Ovung, and the general secretary, S Abenthung Ngullie, stated in a joint statement.
While Assam could construct a concrete road along the border, the hoho urged upon the state government to attend to the foothill road on top priority with funds, manpower and all logistic support needed for early completion of the road.
It also urged upon the concerned stakeholders including NFHRCC to extend all the needed support for early completion of the work.
In a separate statement, the Konyak Union Dimapur (KUD) has supported the 30-day ultimatum of the Nagaland Foothills Road Coordination Committee (NFHRCC) for early completion of the foothill road.
While considering the hardship faced by the Naga public travelling through Assam, the union felt that it is high time for Nagaland to have a proper foothill road connecting all parts of Nagaland.
The union urged upon all the people of Nagaland irrespective of tribes to support the demand of Nagaland Foothill Road Coordination Committee to make the foothill road pliable. It further affirmed its readiness to participate in any course of action in order to make the foothill road into reality.
In yet another statement, the Dimapur Ao Youth Organisation (Dayo) has endorsed the 30-day dateline given by the NFHRCC to the state government for early completion of the Nagaland foothill road.
“The government of the day has been consistently ignoring the plight of the majority of the Nagaland state population and the step-motherly treatment towards one of the oldest connectivity projects in the state is regrettable. Unless the foothill is made motorable there will always be border flash points for armed conflicts and economic blockages like the recent Tsurangkong land intrusion by neighbouring state of Assam,” stated Dayo president, Aotemsu Aier, and the general secretary, S Pangertoshi.
Dayo further affirmed that it is ever ready and prepared to participate in any course of action to be taken.