Dear Editor – In my first article, I said something about the negative impacts it imposes to citizens and our environment.
However, there is an important issue which also needs to be addressed when dealing with the Ordinance.
I believe the city council might already have some alternatives in mind.
But, please let me mention some of the considerations when implementing the ordinance.
A specific location needs to be identified for betel nut sale.
May be should next to the sea or river, or may at the end of the town.
Another thing is the council needs to relook at, is plastic.
Plastic bags are also polluting the city.
Furthermore, how would the council and even the national government assist these sellers to venture into other businesses since many will leave the street markets.
By the way I had found out most of the sellers, 89% are mothers, who are also bread winners for the families.
Not only that, many street markets are managed and run by women.
Already by the look they have demonstrated public confidence and trust in engaging in economical activities
Therefore, I leave these few simple thoughts in the safe hands of the responsible authorities.