CM to visit Jessami on Jan 16
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, January 11 2010: Chief Minister O Ibobi is said to visit the disputed Jessami area bordering Nagaland in Ukhrul district for the second time on January 16 .

Official source said that the Chief Minister will be accompanied by some of his cabinet ministers during his itinerary to the area.

The team will take a chopper ride during the one day tour to the area. O Ibobi will hand over a 25-kv power substation for 44 villages around Namrei village in Ukhrul district, it is learnt.

Following a cabinet decision, Chief Minister O Ibobi is also said to inaugurate a Sub-Divisional Office at Jessami during his visit to the area.

Among others, the chief minister will also announce the upgradation of the Jessami police station.

The police station which was earlier under the charge of a sub-inspector will be looked after by a Sub-Divisional Police Officer.

The police station will be provided with strength of 70 police personnel to look after the disputed border area.

The source further said that the CM will also open a police station at Dzuko valley in Senapati district, wherein neighbouring state of Nagaland claimed part of Manipur's land, during the tour.

It may be mentioned that the state cabinet had last month decided for the setting up of a police station in the area.

The setting up of the police station in Dzuko valley is expected to minimise the land dispute between Manipur and Nagaland.

The government is also reported to take measures for the setting up of a police station at Lai village in Senapati district in order to control the encroachment of land by neighbouring Nagaland.

Ibobi is also said to bring good tidings for all communities living in the border area.

The chief minister will be accompanied by Power Minister T Phungzathang, Works Minister K Ranjit, IFCD Minister N Biren, and Chief Secretary DS Poonia apart from other high level government officials.

He will also interact with villagers of Jessami and Lai villages during the one day official tour to the area.

The chief minister will also address a public meeting.

It may be recalled that Chief Minister O Ibobi had visited Jessami last year.

He had addressed the public of the area during his recent visit.