The attention of the Ao Senden has been drawn to the article written by one Dietho Rhako, President Western Chakesang Hoho (WCH) that was published in the local dailies on 28th May 2020 wherein the WCH appealed Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung districts to be magnanimous in considering the difficulties of less developed neighboring districts against the backdrop of Kohima Village Council, AngamimiepfouMetsu Krotho and Dimapur civil society groups over the issue of sending back returnees to their home districts. The Ao Senden at the outset asserts that the writer could not be able to differentiate between what is Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung or Phek. At the time when the people in state cries about Kohima and Dimapur only taking the major share and leaving other districts with nothing, it is not wise on the part of the writer to mention Mokokchung as equal to Kohima and Dimapur. The Senden also pointed out that Mokokchung has the same status with the rest of the other Districts with regard to money sanctioned and other aspects in the fight against COVID-19. Moreover there is no record of Mokokchung chasing away any of the returnees rather, we have received 19 Chennai returnees from Kohima on 26th of May 2020, without completing the test result. Therefore the Senden asserted that the President WCH should have ascertained the facts and figures before going to the press.


(Chubawati  Longchar)