Says essential commodities fast diminishing from market
Dimapur, September 22 (MExN): The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) sought immediate intervention of concerned authority regarding the issues and demand of Dimapur transporters, whose offices are indefinitely closed since September 16.
“Take concrete steps in regard to the issues and demand concerning the transporters and the business community as a whole. How long will the business community continue to be victims?,” the DCCI stated in a press release.
The Chamber also cautioned that along with the acute shortage of life-saving drugs and other medicines highlighted by the Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA), essential commodities and goods are also rapidly diminishing from the shelves and in the markets in Dimapur.
“If the strike continues for long, than the commercial hub will not only face acute shortage of medicines but all essential commodities and goods,” it cautioned, adding that the indefinite closure of offices of Dimapur transporters is creating serious impacts not only to the business community but public in general.
The district administration and law enforcing agencies know full well that anti-social elements and groups are now resorting to violent and subtle tactics to coerce the business community into submission, stated a press release from DCCI Vice President V Shikuto Achumi and Convenor, Grievances Cell, Omega Yepthomi.
These tactics are amply manifested by recent incidents targeting the business community. But until date, the district administration or police have not announced any concrete action taken or made any arrest in regard to the above incidents, it maintained. If the authority concerned fails to take prompt action, the DCCI will also soon announce an indefinite shutdown as there is no point in opening shops without goods or provisions, it added.