BY NED GAGAHE
Honiara City Council’s (HCC) Market Manager Nelson Sakui has called on public, city residents and market users to respect and support the HCC look after the newly reopened Kukum Market.
Mr Sakui made the call following the upgrade and reopening of the market on Friday last week.
“I call on the general public, residents and market users to cooperate and let us work together and take responsibility by keeping the market facility.
“It’s a new facility, costs a lot of money, moreover, it is where we buy and sell food, the hygiene of this place is very important.
“The opening marked what people had anticipated. It took HCC two and half years to upgrade the market.
“It is expected that the market will ease up the challenges that HCC is facing in the city to remove illegal vendors from the streets, also the congestion that we are facing at the Central Market.
“After the reopening of the Kukum Market, Fishing Village Market will be closed. We are hereby encouraging vendors to come forward and use the new Kukum market facilities.
“We will be tough in terms of ordinance at the new Kukum Market but it comes back to people as we relied heavily on them to work cooperatively with HCC to achieve this.
“Now that the market has reopened, I would like to encourage, people, city residents and users to make full use of the opportunity to come forward to market our crops and vegetables at this new Kukum Market facilities.
“On that note, I encourage users to look after these facilities. We must change from our careless attitudes towards the properties of the market.”
The market was opened for public as of Monday, December 5.