Fund released but incomplete wall abandoned

[ Pisi Zauing ]
BORDUMSA, Aug 26: The Singpho Development Society (SDS) along with others has asked the contractor who was supposed to construct a boundary wall around the cremation ground here in Changlang district to complete the work within a timeframe.
In 2015-16, Oil India Limited granted Rs 20 lakhs under its corporate social responsibility scheme for construction of a concrete boundary wall around the cremation ground, and the total fund was released in three installments.
The contractor, identified as one Tama Nguki, who is related to local MLA Nikh Kamin, abandoned the work midway, leaving it incomplete.
Although the brick wall has been raised, the contractor is yet to fix iron chain link over the wall and install a corrugated iron gate in accordance with the provisions in the scheme.
The SDS in a press communiquæcopy; on Sunday asked the contractor to complete the work within a month.
A youth leader of Bordumsa, O Singpho, urged the contractor to complete the work within a month, saying otherwise a complaint would be lodged with the higher authority for impartial inquiry to unearth the truth behind the blatant anomaly in the scheme’s implementation.
“The corruption mongers have not even spared the graveyard in Bordumsa,” Singpho added.
Former minister CC Singpho termed the irregularity unfortunate, and appealed to the contractor to respect the sentiments of the people of Bordumsa for whom the OIL allocated the fund. He demanded completion of the work at the earliest possible.