Metsubo calls for economic independence
Kohima, May 26: Nagaland Minister for Rural Development Metsubo Jamir today inaugurated the newly constructed Farmers’ Market Kigwema under Kohima district, which was constructed under Grant-in-Aid to Rural Local Bodies Areas not included in part IX and Part IXA of the constitution.
Speaking on the occasion, Jamir encouraged the villagers to give more importance to economic independence than any other independence. In this, he appreciated the Southern Angamis for taking the path in achieving economic independence.
The Minister also appreciated the efforts rendered by the villagers and congratulated the village for successfully completing the project as desired.
Any development can only happen only when villagers are united and maintain a peaceful and conducive environment, he said.
Local MLA and Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha while highlighting the rich biodiversity of the area raised concern over environmental issues and appealed to the minister to support and incorporate planning and visions so as to enable the area to remain as the “lungs” of Kohima town.
He also appreciated the land owners for the hassle-less construction of the much awaited Farmers’ Market.
Kigwema Village Council chairman Balie Kere while welcoming the gathering appreciated the department for 100% sponsorship of the Marketing complex.
Kigwema VDB Secretary Ruokuovikho Chale giving a brief report on construction of the building termed it a big blessing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asserting a long term success of the market complex, he also acknowledged the land owners Zeviko Yhoshü and Vichüto Yhoshü for all the support.
Joint Director and Programme Officer Rural Development K. Neibou Sekhose requested the villagers to make the best use of the building in the larger interest of the village and the neighbouring area.
Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports Zale NEikha, Commissioner & Secretary RD Neposo Theluo, Project Director DRDA Kohima Khanyang Imlong and other Department officers were also present among other hosts of dignitaries.
Chairperson of Kigwema Women Society Kheno Khora proposed the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)