Public told to respect Commonwealth Street

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BY JARED KOLI

LACK of respect to public vicinity at the Commonwealth Street in Point Cruz, Honiara has prompted calls for public to respect the area.

The Island Sun yesterday paid a visit to the Commonwealth Street and caught up with three Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) auxiliary workers busy cleaning up all sorts of wastes, including plastic bottles, betelnut stains and cigarette butts.

One of the workers, William Kere said they are faced with huge pile of rubbish every day.

“I want to appeal for the public to have respect for this area. We must change our attitude and respect public properties that are made for us,” Mr Kere said.

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He said the area should be kept clean all the time, because it is the first place cruise tourists visiting Honiara would set their eyes on.

“This is a gateway to the capital so it must be kept clean all the time. We should appreciate what others have done for us and respect it by throwing wastes in bins provided.

“Currently, vendors also use this spot for selling betelnut and cigarette, some even sell bottle of mineral water here for as low as $3.00, this should be stopped immediately,” he said.

Mr Kere called on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to do routine check on the vicinity and apprehend betelnut and cigarette vendors.

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