CHAKPIKARONG, March 27: A mass rally in protest against the negligence of the government to repair Chandel to Chakpikarong Road via Sugnu was held today at Chakpikarong Sub-Divisional Headquarters.
The protest rally was organized by District Vigilance Committee, Chandel in collaboration with the Anal Naga Chiefs` Association (ANCA) Chakpikarong Sub-Division, Anal Lenruwl Tangpi Chakpikarong Branch and Chakpikarong Block Youth Wing.
The rally started from Chakpikarong Government High School where a large numbers of school students and villagers holding placards inscribed with the words “We want good road,” “No good road, no development” “We want equal development” etc. proceeded towards SDO Chakpikarong Office where a memorandum addressed to the Governor of Manipur was handed over through Chirom Somorendra, sub deputy collector (SDC), Chakpikarong.
While briefing media persons, Bd Betha, president of the District Vigilance Committee, Chandel said that the road stretch from Chandel to Chakpikarong via Sugnu has been neglected by the present state government and never repaired since 2004.
And in mid-2010, the responsibility for the construction and maintenance of the said road was handed over to the Border Road Task Force (BRTF) from State PWD.
However, the BRTF also has not taken up the work for construction and repairing of the said road till date, he said.
Therefore, he appealed to the Governor of the state and the central government for immediate intervention considering the suffering of the people of Chandel district in general and the people of Chakpikarong Sub-Division in particular.
Talking to the media, chairman of Anal ANCA RD Thumdang appealed for early construction of the road and went on to inform that out of 14/15 departments in Chakpikarong, only SDO/BDO office, police, CHC, forest and government High Schools are functioning and the rest had neither offices nor the officials found in the station.
Stating that irregular power supply had affected the student community, he stated and continued that completion of 33 KV power sub- station at Salluk village will help solve the problem, the chairman appealed the authority concerned to expedite the work.
Wages for full 100 days of MG-NRGES for 20-13 was also demanded.
Former chairman of ANCA Chakpikarong sub-division HL Thungam while addressing the media strongly criticized the Congress government and said that this government must not be voted to power again. A strong political Party like BJP should be voted, he said.
President of Anal Lenruwl Tangpi Chakpikarong Branch Hl Jeremiah also said the present government has done nothing to develop Chakpikarong. The public leaders have been repeatedly requested the government to address the pathetic condition of the only Community Health Centre of Chakpikarong, grievances of the teachers and students of Chakpikarong Karong govt high school but the govt has not heard the voice of the people.