DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 8: The Zeme Leisiname Bau (ZSU-N) has condemned the inaction and delay of the execution of work on the Tenning to Lekie road, covering a distance of 37.5 km connecting Peren district of Nagaland with Assam, which it alleged was diluted for the “satisfaction and profits of personal or individual because of party affiliation or kinship.”
In a statement, ZSU-N president Aakam Pame and social & cultural secretary Kedirangbe Pame said the road project was sanction under 100% Central sector “North East Road Sector Development Scheme.”
The Union said the road, which serves as life-line to almost 10 villages of Peren District and a connecting link for inter-state connectivity (Assam & Manipur), is in a pathetic condition for more than 2 decades.
“The dream of having a good road came with hope and the aspiration of living a better life was still halted for a years and no parties show interest to address the grievances of the peoples and their sentiments,” it stated.
Alleging that the road has been abandoned without any repairs and the voice of the general public is not heard despite repeated request for good road, the ZSU-N claimed that due to bad road, pregnant women have to deliver on the road while patients are not able to reach hospitals and many lives lost due to bad road connectivity.
Education of the children has been blocked as qualified teachers appointed in the remote places refuses to come to their posted stations due to bad road as there is no proper supply of essentials commodities, it said.
The Union appealed to the concerned authority to understand the plight of the most neglected, remote and under-developed area of Nsong and Kebai area, under Peren district, and execute the road work without any delay. It expressed hope that the Government is fully aware and will consider the cries of the citizens and resort to viable solution towards making road connectivity a reality.
(Page News Service)