Extend support to road connectivity work

RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam, who was recently attending Nyokum festival celebration at Tali under Kra Daadi district, informed that despite regular release of fund, the progress of PMGSY road projects in the area is not satisfactory. The concern raised by the minister is very serious. Everyone, including the local people, elected representatives and community-based leaders should introspect.
Despite being one of the oldest circle headquarters of the state, Tali still does not have proper road connectivity. Successive governments have failed to provide road connectivity to the people of Tali. A newly constructed bridge, which was suppose to connect the area with the rest of the state collapsed just a month before it was to be formally inaugurated. To the surprise of everyone, the government is yet to hold any official responsible for the collapse.
It is a great tragedy that despite pumping in huge amounts of money, the Tali assembly constituency still does not have proper road connection. A lot of blame has to be shouldered by local people and elected representatives. No serious effort was made in the past and the road projects sanctioned by the government were used to mint money by the contractors in connivance with elected representatives and government officials. Further, the allegation of obstruction of work by the locales has also been reported from the area.
Ever since assuming office, first-time MLA Jikke Tako has been making sincere efforts to improve road connectivity. It is time everyone extends support to his endeavours. The people of Tali have suffered enough and they deserve a much better life.