Nagas going through a transitional time: Kronu

Minister for Planning and Coordination, Neiba Kronu addressing the 18th general session cum pre-golden jubilee celebration of Kuzhalhu Zawe at Pfutsero town on November 28.
Minister for Planning and Coordination, Neiba Kronu addressing the 18th general session cum pre-golden jubilee celebration of Kuzhalhu Zawe at Pfutsero town on November 28.

Kuzhalhu Zawe conducts 18th general session

Our Correspondent
Kohima | November 29 

The Kuzhalhu Zawe (KZ) conducted its 18th general session cum pre-golden jubilee celebration at Pfutsero town on November 28 with Neiba Kronu, Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs as the speaker.

Addressing the gathering, Kronu stated that Nagas are going through a transitional time at this juncture and acknowledged that the Government of India is sincerely working hard to bring amicable solution to the Indo-Naga political issue.

He also informed the leaders that the State Government is making its best effort to discuss with all the stakeholders to come to a better understanding on the issue. Kronu expressed his concern over the division amongst the people and urged all to rise up for the common good.

He recalled the rich history of the Kuzhamis and urged the leaders to uphold the legacy of their ancestors and work hard for a better future.

He also challenged the Kuzhami people to learn to rise above petty issues for the common good and be a torch bearer of peace to others around them.

Kronu said, after much hard work and sacrifices, good road connectivity in the region will become a reality soon while citing the construction of the Kohima to Jessami two lane road project, Viswema -Zuketsa - Pfutsero road and Pfutsero to Tatubi interstate roads.

Kronu meanwhile urged the people to avail the economic opportunities it would foster in the days to come by preparing themselves now. He urged the people to resolve land issues in the implementation of these crucial government projects as the ultimate benefit will be for the people living in the region.

The Minister added that this is the best time to start plantations of fruit trees and other cash crops. Kronu also spoke on the importance of human resource development and urged the community leaders to make efforts to facilitate quality education and skill education for their children to raise an empowered generation.

The Minister appreciated the Kuzhalhu Zawe team for coming out with transparent reports of its activities and resource utilization and said that all village leaders present should emulate them in maintaining transparency.

Earlier, Kuzhalhu Zawe President, Neilo Khape delivered the presidential address and  highlighted the achievements of the team and difficult challenges encountered during the present tenure and urged the community leaders to rise above trivial issues.

The programme was led by KZ Vice President, Yetshulhi Ngatsi.

Neikhrolo Khrolo, Convenor, Search Committee for the new team presented the report and urged the present team to continue till the Golden Jubilee celebration in 2021 and accordingly the house approved the recommendation of the search committee.

Rev Khrotso Mero, Executive Secretary, Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) prayed for the office bearers. Vote of thanks was proposed by Kewekolo-u Ritse.

The programme was attended by village leaders of 16 villages from Khezhakeno to Krowemi Village including two villages from the state of Manipur.