Mokokchung DC tours border villages

Mokokchung, January 6 (MExN): 2011: Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung Lithrongla G. Chishi today visited Lirmen-B village, Aonokpuyimsen, Shihapumi and Satsukba village in Mokokchung near the Assam-Nagaland border and held interactions with the villages’ functionaries.   The deputy commissioner was accompanied by, among others, ADC of Mangkolemba Temsu Longkumer.
At Lirmen-B village, DC Chishi exhorted the village’s VDBs and urged the communalization committees to work sincerely for all-round development. She emphasized on transparency in executing the census works which will commence from February next. Villages such as Akumen, Tsuremmen, Aonokpuyimsen and Saringyim situated in the foothills are without proper road connectivity and needs special attention, she said. The government is determined to assist the undeveloped villages in Mokokchung district to have at least basic road connectivity in such areas, the DC said. Budget is earmarked under the 13th Finance Commission, she said, and shall be utilized solely for the roads.
Chishi said that once the funds are made available by the government, no contractors should be involved but the actual work has to be executed by the villagers themselves in coordination and consultation with the appropriate authority and directly monitored by the district administration.
Village council members of Tsuremmen are grateful that the Deputy Commissioner visited the village as no DC of Mokokchung had ever done so earlier. The village is an offshoot of Lirmen village and was established in the year 1936.
 Two villages under Mokokchung district namely Akumen and Tsuremmen villages still have no road connectivity even after 50 years of Nagaland’s statehood. The two villages can be reached only through Assam till date.
 Later, Lithrongla G. Chishi visited Aonokpuyimsen and met the village’s functionaries there. Here too, she focused on having inter-village road connectivity in the border belt. Chishi advised the village’s authority to start working on acquiring the required documentations and approach the appropriate authority for recognition of the village at the earliest.
 Earlier in the day, she had visited Shihapumi and Satsukba village under Mangkolemba sub-division where interactions were held with village functionaries.