THE public has once again been reminded to be responsible over their behaviour and respect laws that govern the city.
City Clerk Charles Kelly uttered these sentiments in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday.
My Kelly admitted it is quite difficult to implement city council by laws when people from many different backgrounds fail to take responsibility and have respect for these city laws.
He said despite the challenges council face, the management will continue to ensure responsible departments within council continue to carry out their responsibilities.
“Either by the provision of services or enforcing of city by laws within the city, we will continue to work with our people,” Kelly said.
Adding though little might have been achieved, there have been some positive achievements seen over the past years.
Mr Kelly added that to see people running or hiding away when law enforcement officers come around is a sign of people being aware that what they do is illegal.
“There is no harm for people to do the right thing at the right place. Be responsible and respect one another and the laws that safeguard us. It is so ignorant of people to continue to break council laws and being chased every now and then from the streets,” Kelly said.
Adding it does not look good for law enforcement officers to chase people on the streets for illegal vending.
Meanwhile he said council can only perform if people change their mentality, behaviour and have the sense of ownership and respect for one another and the laws that safeguard all activities happening in the city and the communities.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA