Deputy commissioner Mokokchung Lithrongla G. Chishi in her maiden visit to Tsuremmen village located in the Assam-Nagaland border had a cordial interaction with the village functionaries Thursday.
Deputy commissioner’s entourage was accompanied by Temsu Longkumer, ADC Mangkolemba, Gugs Chishi, Director Music Task Force Nagaland, Er. Temsu Wathi, DIO (NIC), Moatemsu, EAC & T. Takutoshi, BDO Longchem.
In her speech, Lithrongla propagated for strengthening village VDBs and all communalization committees and to work honestly for all round development within.
She also emphasized on transparency approach while executing with the census work which would commence from February next.
She further said villages like Akumen, Tsuremmen, Aonokpuyimsen and Saringyim situated in the foothills without proper road connectivity, needs special attention. In this regard she said the Government was determined to assist the undeveloped villages in Mokokchung district to have at least basic road connectivity earmarked under the Thirteenth Finance Commission.
Once funds are made available by the Government, she cautioned them that no contractors shall be involved but the actual work would be executed by the villagers themselves in coordination and consultation with the appropriate authority and directly monitored by the district administration.
The village council members of Tsuremmen thanked the deputy commissioner for her goodwill gesture since no deputy commissioner from Mokokchung District had ever visited the village earlier. Tsuremmen village is an offshoot from parent Lirmen village and was established in the year 1936. It is pertinent to mention Akumen and Tsuremmen villages under Mokokchung district have “no road connectivity” even after 50 years of statehood. Till today one has to go via Assam to reach these two villages.
Lithrongla later visited Aonokpuyimsen and interacted with the village functionaries. Here too, she focused on having inter-village road connectivity in this border belt. She advised the village authority to start working on acquiring required documentations and approach the appropriate authority for recognition of this village at the earliest. Earlier in the day, she visited Shihapumi and Satsukba village under Mangkolemba sub-division where similar interaction were held with the village functionaries.