KOHIMA, APRIL 18: “Poultry traders are quoting price at their own will which exceeds the price set by KMC. So KMC took this extreme measure where the sale of chicken has been halted unless the traders resume the selling of chickens set by KMC,” stated the Administrator of Kohima Municipal Council, Kovi Meyase.
Meyase also said that chickens are being sold at an inflated rate in Kohima and the KMC has sat with the poultry traders association to rationalise the price of chicken. He said that the restrictions imposed by KMC have been continuing for more than a month, and while KMC is also taking the businesses and profits of the chicken traders into consideration, “it does not mean that they can charge astronomical prices.”
Quizzed on how the KMC is responding to this crisis, Meyase said that the KMC have had a couple of meetings with the association and expressed his hope that the crisis will be resolved sooner than later.
Amid the impasse between the traders and the KMC regarding the price of chicken in Kohima, hoteliers and restaurant owners are facing the brunt of the crisis.
Manager of Sorshia & Co, Afin shared with Nagaland Page that chicken being one of the main items on their menu leaves no other choice for them but to avail chicken by any means.
“Right now we are purchasing chicken from Dimapur and we are incurring additional charges in purchasing chicken for our businesses at the moment,” he said.
Manager of Aradura Inn, Anish and owner of FIFA restaurant, Kevin also said that their business establishments are facing hardships in trying to provide chicken for their customers. (Page News Service)