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AKMWP appeals for resumption of gas services in Kohima; AKIDA says will continue indefinite closure

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Kohima, July 20: Following a week’s disruption of gas services in the State capital, the Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP) has requested the All Kohima Indane Distributor’s Association (AKIDA) to withdraw its ongoing agitation and resume the gas services in Kohima.
The appeal was made during a joint meeting of AKMWP with AKIDA and the Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho (AMK) today, said a release issued by AKMWP president Neibulie Kiewhuo and joint secretary Hukato Chishi.
They said that the meeting deliberated on AKIDA’s indefinite bandh of all LPG showrooms and LPG services in protest against the frequent threat on gas agencies and their workers in Kohima and their demand of legal recourse.
In the meeting AKIDA said despite several complaints and reports to concerned enforcement authorities, no concrete action was taken till date. After hearing AKIDA’s predicament, AKMWP urged the Government enforcement agencies to speed up the investigation in earnest and bring about a redressal at the earliest possible time frame, the release said.
AKMWP also appealed to AKIDA to resume its distribution, to which they agreed to consider the same, it said.
However, on being contacted AKIDA president K Seyie said they are waiting for the response of the Government to their letter submitted on July 18 which was addressed to the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and Commissioner Nagaland.
Informing that till date there has been no response to their appeal for security, he reiterated that unless the Government give assurance to provide safety and security to AKIDA, they will continue the ongoing indefinite closure. (Page New Service)