State Commissioner H. K. Khulu (IAS) on Saturday called upon leaders and members of Western Sumi to cooperate with the state government to control the rampant tax collection that was affecting the people in the state.
He was speaking as chief guest at the general session of Western Sumi Hoho which was held at its office complex at Chekiye village on July 25. Khulu said that if such kind collection was to continue, the state or society will never grow economically and rather it will become more corrupt. The Commissioner also asked the gathering which was comprised mostly of village chiefs to issue land patta to the villagers through the village council and register it with state government so that it will help the village and villagers in the long run.
Discouraging the practice of some parents trying to avail government job for their children by way of bribing, he pointed out that it was where all the corruption started. He therefore urged the leaders of Western Sumi Hoho to endeavor for bringing spirit of togetherness and unity among one another and setup a good example that will benefit the society.
Also speaking on the occasion as guest of honour, Secretary, Food & Civil Supplies K. T. Sukhalu (IAS) stressed on the need to give more importance to education for the betterment of the society. Appealing to the gathering to bring a change in the society and march towards brighter horizon of peace and prosperity, he said leaders and elders with far sighted vision can take the initiative to bring transformation in the society.
Exhorting the guest of honour Secretary, Law & Justice Nihoto Chishi said as responsible members of the community everyone should retrospect and change according to the needs of time and not take pride in the wrong doings.
Earlier, President WSH, Hokiye Yeptho delivered presidential address. Highlights of the programme included songs presented by Ilitoli Aye, Kashito Kiba, Alobo Achumi and Hovili Wotsa. Shitovi, Chairman, Dimapur-Sakipheto Area Pastors’ Fellowship said the invocation prayer while Toluho, pastor, Chekiye Baptist Church pronounced the benediction.