Betel nut vendors in central market urged to stop

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

BETEL nut sellers at the Honiara Central Market (HCM) are being encouraged to follow Honiara City Council’s law in not selling in the central market.

This call was made yesterday by the head of HCM Mr Jimson Riunga in an exclusive interview with this paper.

“This practice was seen quite a while now it was seemed to expose with a good number of them selling this prohibited fruit in the central market compound near the HCM parking lot.

“Also it indicates that this act is caused by attitude problems in terms of disobedience to the market ordinance,” said Riugna.

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He said despite numerous times HCC has warned the betel nut vendors not to sell at the main market, they keep returning.

“This matter will not be looked but soon will take actions and when anyone get caught will have his or her opportunity to sell at the market be ceased.

“I on behalf of the market management strongly call on betel nut sellers to comply and respects the council’s bylaw with regards to this matter,” said Riunga.

On the same matter City Mayor Hon Andrew Mua adds that selling of betel nut and cigarettes in the market premises is prohibited because it is against the market and health regulations as well.

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