Alemtuba Imsong, 34, of Longmisa village, has officially declared his candidacy for the Sangtemla Ward, Mokokchung in the upcoming Urban Local Body election. This declaration was made at Whispering Winds, Mokokchung, today.

Alemtuba Imsong , center, during his candidature declaration on 14 May


Imsong believes that the youth hold the key to advancing society, and thus he is running to champion their cause. According to a survey conducted by the candidate, there are 1,556 youths in Sangtemla Ward . Of these, 1,002 are students ineligible to vote, 72 are high school students, 54 are pursuing bachelor’s degrees, and 40 are in master’s programs. Additionally, there are 5 theologians and 264 unemployed youths.

The demographics of Sangtemla Ward further show that 58.18% are youth, 18.36% are adults, and 23.44% are non-locals.

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Imsong’s agenda focuses on addressing the needs of the youth demographic, including under-18 students, educated unemployed individuals, and minor entrepreneurs seeking funding. Skill development for young people remains a primary focus of his agenda. He also aims to tackle public issues such as waste management.

Sangtemla ward MMC Mokokchung ULB

Beyond the youth, Imsong plans to engage with the older population through brainstorming sessions modeled after national think-tanks like NITI Aayog, involving representatives from the five blocks of Sangtemla Ward. He also intends to address issues of alcohol and addiction through rehabilitation and long-term support programs. He also intends to work for the underprivileged, socially challenged and minority communities.

Expressing that running in this election once seemed impossible to him, Imsong urged the support of elders, friends, and colleagues in his endeavor.

Mokokchung Times


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