The Honiara City Council (HCC) will carry out inspections of shops in the capital soon as part of their 2018 undertaking.
This proposed move has received huge praises from the general public after the council regulated the bus route earlier this month.
Inspectors will also examine restaurants and roadside food stalls located within the Honiara city boundary.
Honiara City Mayor, Andrew Mua said there will be checks done by HCC law enforcement unit to see if shops in Honiara are complying with council health regulations.
“If we find any goods with labels that aren’t written in English or Pijin but are in a foreign language that we can’t read, we will remove them from the shelves,” Mua said.
“Restaurants must have toilets and hand basins,” he added.
“If a restaurant or kai bar doesn’t have a place for customers to wash their hands, then we will close it down.”
A city resident, Johnny Iro told the Sunday Star this is by far one of the best moves by HCC this year.
“I think HCC is doing great with its new laws and regulations this year.
“After doing something about the short bus routes few weeks ago, the move to inspect shops in Honiara is another great effort.
“I hope the council implements its regulations to improve public services in the capital,” Iro stated.
The health excise will be supervised by the city council’s environment department soon.
By SIMON ABANA