WHEN the Central Market was newly completed and occupied, there were strict regulations against selling of betel-nut there.
The regulations were upheld up to recent times.
A concern market visitor John Waki said it is an eye-sore nowadays.
“People simply do not listen. They have ears and continue to disobey the rules.
“The main market is littered again with betel nut stains. There are people selling betel nuts and cigarettes close to the fish market again.
“Where are the law enforcers? These people need to be punished severely as they do this intentionally.”
Mr Waki said the central market is becoming a messy and stinky place.
“There’s a lot of carelessness. People throw rubbish and litter all over the place.
“Yes, there are cleaners, but the mess normally made by people is avoidable if people have the right mind.
“There needs to be awareness on this issue. People are very careless about cleanliness.”
He urged all people both vendors and buyers to do the right thing in the market because it is a main centre that always attract overseas visitors.
“Let’s take pride in our market place and keep it clean. Let’s take ownership of it and take good care of it.”
He urged the HCC to impose strict measures on rubbish dumping at the market.
BY LUCIO SANGA