Aizawl, April 5: Staff of Goodwill Foundation and Open Doors, the two project facilitation teams under North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) today staged picketing before the project manager’s office at Thuampui locality demanding the manager to leave Mizoram at the earliest.
Speaking to media persons at a press conference here after picketing, leaders of the two NGOs expressed dislike against Reuben Ranglong, the district project manager of NERLP and demanded him to leave Mizoram for allegedly involved in gross corruption and hampering the ongoing project. The leaders of two NGOs also demanded the authority to revoke the order that disallow the continuation of allocating contract under the NERLP.
Goodwill Foundation Secretary Christopher Lun said that three NGOs namely NGO Goodwill Foundation, Open Doors and World Vision have been selected as project facilitation team to work out project scheme under the NERLP in Mizoram and the NERLP launched its project in Aizawl and Lunglei since 2012. While the NGOs were recruiting a number of youths under them and working out project under NERLP, two district project managers assigned by the agency to look after Aizawl and Lunglei have been dismissed owing to gross corruption, Lun added.
He said that it was only after two district project managers were terminated that Reuben Langrong has been given charge as project manager.
Lun alleged that the new project manger Langrong has involved in gross embezzlement and made money by setting up Self Help Group (SHG) in different parts of the state. Lung further alleged that Langrong used to confiscate bank pass book and office seals belonging to SHG and also grabbed money obtained by some SHG out of grant.
He said that the project manager has allegedly hampered the ongoing project which impeded the NGOs from getting further contract under NERLP.