At the same time, with regard to the formation of the forum, the chairman, Yangkhopao said that it was formed with an objective to oversee the implementation of schemes and projects taken up in Chandel district.
He said the forum welcomed the initiative of maintaining trust between the Kuki militants, government of Manipur and government of India by suspending of operations to make way for peace talks.
While demanding a white paper on the suspension of operations, he urged the KNO, KNA and UPF to maintain ceasefire among them considering the welfare of the people.
The chairman of the newly formed body, Yangkhopao Haokip said that the forum was not for a particular community but for the people of Chandel district and aimed at keeping a vigil on the implementation and utilization of the funds under the DRDA in the district.
The forum will look into whether the funds are utilized properly or misused by the concerned officials, he told journalists today at a press conference held at Sohomphai village community hall in Chandel district.
It would also approach the DC, SDO, SDC and other block level offices in the district to get information on the misuse of funds and if required take help of the RTI Act and go to law court, he further said.
Haokip while talking to journalists observed that Chandel was not only located at the international border area but was also one of the most backward districts of the state.
The forum would try its best to improve the district by keeping a close watch on the implementation of schemes and projects under DRDA, he observed while also lauding the concerned officials for giving benefits to 500 households under the special package for construction of 1500 houses in the interior parts of the district and appealed to those concerned to provide benefits to the remaining households also.
Other office bearers of the new forum were also announced by the chairman today. Apart from him, the vice chairman of the forum is Hengkhomang Haokip, Ngamsei Sontah is the general secretary, Lhunkholen Mate is the information secretary while Rabert Gangte is the finance cum spokesperson of the forum.