Honiara City Council (HCC) through the office of the Market Master is planning to monitor the weighing scales used by fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market.
This came after few incidences of unscrewed weighing scales that occurred over weekend.
Speaking to the Solomon Star this week, an officer from the office of the Market Master said, they are aware of the problem, hence continue to send out their staff to do regular checks on the scales used by fish vendors.
“We are aware of this continuous cheating by fish vendors, thus we will closely monitor them to ensure public customers are not robbed by these greedy vendors.”
The officer further stated that the HCC market master is looking at ways to deal with the issue in the near future, by suggesting the idea for the market authority to provide weighing scales for fish vendors to use when selling their fish at the Honiara Central Market.
By AATAI JOHN