Porters in Wokha asked not to engage in construction works
Dimapur, Dec. 2 (EMN): The Wokha District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WDCCI) and Wokha District Consumer Rights Association (WDCRA) have resolved to streamline charges of unskilled labourers including registration number and uniform, while it also encouraged local youth to engage in both unskilled and skilled works for self-sustenance.
The resolution to this effect was taken during a joint consultative meeting of the WDCCI and WDCRA along with coolie/ porters on December 1 at the Wokha district chairmen and VDBs’ conference hall, an update from WDCCI information and publicity secretary Abenthung Kikon stated on Wednesday.
The joint meeting was called to discuss on issue regarding coolie engaging in construction which has hampered normal business activities around Wokha town. After threadbare discussion, it was resolved that no coolie should engage in other works including construction works.
WDCCI president Repithung Kikon felt that markets need to be streamlined for the smooth functioning with a better understanding of their role in the business activities in the town, while WDCA president Abel Enny suggested fixing rates of all unskilled labour charges.
The report further stated that besides the two organisation officials, around 50 coolie attended the joint consultative meeting.