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Kitsubozu Panchayat holds common platform for ULB election

Nagaland News

Kohima, June 17: The Kitsubozou Panchayat today organised a common platform for the two candidates of the Ward No. 5 (Kitsubozou) – NDPP’s Kekhriezelie Khezhie and Independent Vimhalie Pienyü at the Panchayat Hall here.
Speaking on the occasion, Panchayat Chairman Dzieseneilie Sachü reiterated the Panchayat resolution not to allow any candidate to set up camps except in their own respective home.
He also informed that on the day of polling, the panchayat officials along with its subordinate bodies would maintain strict vigil and not allow any form of proxy voting and also discourage one person of the family to vote for the entire family.
He also appealed to the candidates and their supporters not to indulge in any form of hate speech but to maintain peace and tranquility in the ward.
Sachü also urged the denizens of the colony to exercise their vote conscientiously and choose the best candidate for the benefit of the ward in general without any inducement.
Wishing both the candidates the best, the Panchayat chairman hoped that whoever wins would work for the general welfare of the ward.
In his speech, Independent Candidate Vimhalie Pienyü said that Kitsubozou also popularly known as Choto-Bosti is among the first established colonies of Kohima Town, the Capital of Nagaland.
Though the Ward has celebrated 50 glorious years of its existence in 2020 and despite being in close proximity with the City Centre and other strategic locations of the Capital, Kitsubozou Ward still lacks some basic amenities and modern infrastructure to keep up with its ever-increasing population and habitation.
Having served as the Panchayat chairman of the Ward from 2020-2023, he said he realised that Kitsubozou Ward has many challenges which presents itself as opportunities for growth and progress and therefore he humbly and wholeheartedly taken the challenge to embark on this journey for the progress of Kitsubozou Ward by contesting the ensuing ULB Elections.
He envisions a progressive, inclusive and livable Kitsubozou with infrastructural development and improvement of economic activities.
He also assured of youth empowerment, upliftment of the downtrodden and the marginalized which would have overall community wellbeing.
Speaking second, NDPP’s Kekhriezelie Khezhie said he was born and grew up seeing the various problems and challenges faced by the colony and also lacking in many aspects with other colonies. Therefore, took up the challenge to himself tyo contest the ULB election in order to work for the general welfare of citizens, he said.
Having served in different capacities in the colony including Youth president, and also Panchayat member for around 18 years, Khezhie said he would work towards improving water facilities especially during dry season, road sector and to uplift the economic conditions of the people and the women of the colony.
Khezhie also affirmed that as the candidate of the ruling NDPP government of the state, he would be in a better position to work for the Ward’s welfare directly with the government’s support.
“We have to be in the ruling in order to get the developmental share from the government as sitting in opposition would be a loss for the colony,” he said while adding that as the ruling party has trusted and also gave the ticket to him, people should not waste it.
Chaired by Kitsubou Panchayat joint secretary Ruokuohetuo Mechülho, the programme commenced with prayer by treasurer Kuorielie Terhase while general secretary Atoulie Mechülho tendered the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)