IMPHAL May 16: Protesting at the alleged misconduct of secretary, Manipur Voluntary Health Association, the staffs and employees of various agencies of MVHA staged a sit in protest to draw the attention of the concerned authority to their plight for better service environment. The protest was held at the office campus of the association situated at Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal, today.Since 2009, with the appointment of a new secretary, MVHA has been facing various inconveniences that has adversely affected the association’s working environment, alleged the agitating staffs. However prior to 2009, various welfare projects were timely implemented and executed in association with various NGOs and social organizations. The projects were Child line, RIAC(MACS), HIV/TB co- infection (MACS), Stop TB (WHO), RNTCP and DMC and Mobile ICTC(MACS).They also alleged that the secretary showed indifferent gesture on various issues put up to him. They said that despite nonpayment of their salaries for more than 13 months, they still managed to carry out their normal duties. The staffs and employee of MVHA in their protest, today, appealed the concerned authority to look into the matter to make the organization as it was before.