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Patton tours Chukitong area
Correspondent TSUNGIKI (WOKHA, MAY 28(NPN):
Published on 28 May. 2011 11:42 PM IST
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Parliamentary secretary for geology and mining, irrigation and flood control, and border affairs, Y. Patton, concluded his first official tour of Chukitong area, under 37 Tyui A/C, Wokha district at Tsungiki village Saturday.
Patton toured Seluku, Nungying and Koio villages while on Saturday he toured Mungya, Chukitong and Tsungiki villages.
Speaking at Tsungiki village (the largest of the 6 villages under Chukitong Circle), Patton appealed the villagers to forgive and forget the past, and march forward together for the greater common good of the area. It may be mentioned here that in the last elections, 6 candidates from Chukitong area (4 from Tsungiki village alone) contested against Patton. Patton also assured Tsungiki villagers that chief minister Neiphiu Rio has accorded top priority to the developmental schemes/plans to Wokha district.
Commenting on pathetic condition of roads in the areas, Patton outlined the need for transparency and honesty in carrying out contract works.
In this regard, Patton warned that during his tenure, all contract works under the constituency would be strictly supervised. Former NCP candidate from Tsungiki village Dr. YY Kikon declared that he would not contest the next elections but support to Patton. Geology and mining joint director Arhomo Kikon outlined his department’s plans/projects proposals for Chukitong area, both central and state-assisted, which include construction of Kesung dimension stone model mine at Lüngkhumchang, preservation of natural geological monuments and heritage sites at Tiyi Longchum (abode of the dead spirits), Tsungiki/Chukitong (Mhorü Josü, Loroe Josü Stone, and Potsow Mongphen), Tsotsüta-phon at Koio, natural stone markings at Kesung/Lüngkhumchang, and geological works for Sangphi River under state plan covering both Englan and Chukitong Range.
Retired IGP NN Ngullie, retired PWD executive engineer Likhomo Ovung, and NPF officials Khozamo Murry and Thungyamo Yanthan from the touring team also delivered short speeches while GBs Npyingo Kikon and Sukhomo Kikon spoke on behalf of Tsungiki villagers, Tsungiki Village Council
Dignitaries accompanying Patton included geology and mining OSD Koratemjem, Wokha additional SP Aaron Patton, Chukitong EAC Albert Ezung, khadi and village industries joint director Ezanimo Kikon, Wokha CMO M. Kithan, irrigation and flood control SDO Sutemo Kikon, NPF officials, and a host of public leaders from the area and constituency.

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