The new body would be headed by Yangkhopao Haokip as chairman and Ngamsei Sontah as secretary general in addition to other functionaries.
Talking to media persons at Sugnu Sohamphai village today, Yangkhopao Haokip said that the forum would be investigating whether the funds sanctioned under DRDA for Chandel district were utilised properly with the help of the Right to Information Act.
In case any irregularity such as misutilisation of fund, late release of fund or fund diversion are detected in the course of investigation, the forum would fight for justice in a fitting manner taking the help of Court, he stated.
Saying that the forum is a joint body for the whole Chandel district, Yangkhopao claimed that the body was set up for the welfare of all the people of Chandel district.
The forum is not related to any other organisation, he said while observing that the people of Chandel district particularly people of Khengjoi block have been suffering a lot.
Nevertheless, under a special package for Khengjoi block to build 1500 houses for those homeless families affected by landmines, due amounts have been distributed to 500 families till date, Yangkhopao informed.
He also urged the local MLA to distribute due amounts to the remaining 1000 households.
Taking part in the press meet, vice-chairman of the forum Hemkhothang Hao-kip added that it would launch an investigation over the DC, ADC, SDCs, SDOs and other district level officials whether they implemented DRDA projects properly and in time.
With respect to the cease-fire between the Government and Kuki UG groups, it demanded a white paper and asked the Government to inform the people about the ground rules of the cease-fire. It also welcome the cease-fire between the Government and UPF and KNA/KNO.
The vice-chairman further appealed to the Kuki armed groups to take due consideration of the interest of whole Kuki tribe with a vision for future rather than acting in the interest of their organisations only as and when they sign MoU with the Government.