BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
THE closing time for Honiara Central Market is the same at 6pm according to Honiara City Council’s (HCC) Market Master Mr Jimmy Hanson Riunga over query.
According to report, the by-law for Central Market to close at 6pm recently has been lifted to 8pm. This from concern has it that the by-law lifted will be inconsistent to the by-law for closing at 6pm that was only recently passed.
However Mr Riunga confirmed that the by-law at Honiara Central Market to close during 6pm does remain the same.
“6pm is what is in the ordinance and it is the time for business houses and markets to close. And we Officers are activating the ordinance,” said Riunga.
“All the entry gates from the western side of the market will be closed at 6pm and only the gates on the eastern side of the market will open until 7pm to allow vehicles and the people to go out.”
The HCC Market Master elaborated that it is only recently they activated the ordinance after the market gates were maintained facing breakdown for some time, experiencing people sleeping in the market.
Honiara Central Market opens at 6am and closes at 6pm.