Nagaland assembly session commences; Guv urge all parties to work towards ‘one solution one agreement’

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Kohima: The 11th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) commenced today at NLA Secretariat in Kohima with Governor of Nagaland and Assam, Prof Jagdish Mukhi addressing the august house.

Obituary reference to the passing away of Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi, former MLA in February 2022, was made by the Speaker NLA Sharingain Longkumer. 

Late Dr Kakheto Zhimoni former member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly was born on August 3, 1951 and obtained his MBBS from Guwahati Medical College in 1976 and degree in radiologist diagnostic from All India Medical College  in New Delhi.

He first joined the Medical Department as Assistant Surgeon in Naga Civil Hospital Kohima in 1978 and later served as Radiologist from 1984 till 1986. He resigned from active government service in 1986. He first contested the general election  as a candidate from Naga people’s party in 1991 but was not elected. He later on successfully contested from the Ghaspani assembly constituency in 1993 and was appointed as the Minister of Fisheries and Home Guards and served in the same position till 1998. 

Dr Kakheto passed away at the age of sixty nine leaving behind his wife and six sons. The Speaker informed that the demise of late Dr Kakheto Zhimoni was a great loss to the Sumi community in particular and for the Nagas in general. The house observed a five minute silence in respect of the departed soul.

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Governor of Nagaland, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi addressing the 11th session of the thirteenth Nagaland Legislative Assembly today said he was elated to address the August House, where the members had come together to form an opposition-less Government, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government, to pursue an early solution to the Naga political issue.

The Governor highlighted the consultative meeting on Naga peace process held on March 9, 2022 with various organizations, political parties, and all the members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), where a resolution was adopted reiterating the Naga people’s yearning for an early political solution. He also said the resolution called upon all the negotiating parties to arrive at a political solution that is honorable, inclusive, transparent, and acceptable to the people and resolved to appeal to all sections to make renewed efforts towards unity and understanding to work towards “one solution and one agreement”. He hoped that with the concern being shown by everyone, the long-cherished solution will soon become a reality and a new era of peace and prosperity will begin in the State.

On the Oting incident, he stated that the government took every possible step to lessen the pain of the victim families. It provided prompt succour in the form of monetary compensation; a job in the State Government to the next of kin of all the deceased and the entire medical care needs of those injured was looked after by the district administration. He also said that it approached the Central government for taking up certain developmental projects in the affected areas, which besides assuring the traumatized populace, will also help in faster development of the area. Prof. Mukhi added that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the matter has worked at a good pace and has completed its investigation and that the Army has also constituted a court of inquiry in the matter and it is also expected to complete its inquiry soon.

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