ZCD to Open Offices in Chin State and Sagaing Region
03 January 2013: The Zomi Congress for Democracy (ZCD) said it will open branch offices of the party in Tedim, Tonzang and Cikha towns of Chin State as well as Tamu and Kalay of Sagaing region.
Pu Gin Kam Lian, General Secretary, said their recent new registration, which required an alteration of the party’s name, didn’t affect relationship with party members in the past.
“We will keep on moving forward with our hard core members. In each township, we have new members including youths joining the party,” added Pu Gin Kam Lian.
Leaders of the party including Chairman Pu Chin Sian Thang, General Secretary Pu Gin Kam Lian and Secretary Pu Zam Mung are expected to join the opening ceremonies of new branch offices.
Further information as to when the new branches will be opened still remains unknown.
Headquartered in Rangoon, ZCD said its current focus is not on preparation for the upcoming 2015 elections but on other issues that the party would put forward at the ‘second’ Panglong Conference.
The Zomi Congress for Democracy met with leaders of the Chin Progressive Party (CPP) and Ethnic National Development Party (ENDP) in Rangoon mid last month.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang