The primary task of AMUCO is to consolidate all the ethnic groups and build a united Manipur. He said that his first priority as AMUCO president would be making up the trust deficit that exists among different communities of the State. Together with civil society organisations which are working together with AMUCO, it would talk face to face with all ethnic communities one after another. AMUCO would also pay special focus on nurturing a healthy work culture so as to make Manipur self reliant economically. Protection of environment and ecology, and human resource development are some other agenda of AMUCO, Deban said. He then urged the Manipur University authority to bring a solution to the reservation imbroglio within the next two/ three days.
Speaking at the gathering,newly elected AMUCO president Ph Deban Sharma asserted that AMUCO is always committed to protecting the territorial integrity of Manipur and uphold its pluralistic character. AMUCO has nothing to say when the Government of India and NSCN-IM strike an agreement provided it is confined within the State of Nagaland but AMUCO would not tolerate any form of solution which infringes upon the integrity of Manipur. Manipur is not a land of a single community. It is the home to many diverse ethnic communities. As such, the Government should not pursuany ethno-exclusive agenda. The search for ways and means by some Meiteis for the survival of Meitei alone is a matter of serious concern. Such parochial agenda driven by singular consideration for reservation or quota which may create animosity among different communities is something all must avoid, he added.