BY BEN BILUA
THE Honiara City Council is progressing well in the enforcement of the city’s bus route ordinance.
In an interview with this paper, Chair of HCC’s bus route ordinance enforcement taskforce, Councilor Eddie Ngava confirmed that the enforcement of the law is slowly progressing.
“We received good turnout of buses coming to pay their licenses over the past few days and this indicates that things are slowly progressing,” he said.
Ngava stressed that the inclusion of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department) in the enforcement part of the law adds strength for HCC to fully achieve the objective of the law.
He said HCC and RSIPF have put together a special operation yesterday to convince buses to comply with the law.
“We welcomed the inclusion of our Traffic Police to assist us regulate this law.
“We manage to pull in few buses yesterday and this is a brilliant team work between HCC and RSIPF in making sure the demand of Honiara residents for convenience bus service are met,” Ngava said.
He told this paper that the law was drafted and endorsed in retort to the cries of Honiara residences and that HCC is optimistic that the law must execute the demands.
Ngava reiterated that the bus route ordinance is not new but it tries to revive the old bus destinations that used to be in late 90s.
He acknowledged the bus owners for their cooperation in complying with the law.