ALL existing and newly erected businesses operating within the boundaries of Honiara City must have business license to operate.
Speaking to the Solomon Star, Samson Aengari of the Honiara City Council’s (HCC) Planning Division said that HCC have already began an exercise which involved checking vehicles, shops, canteens for their HCC business license.
“We have started in June to check mostly shops, illegal buildings, and canteens for their business license.
“All existing or newly established business must have license obtained from the Honiara City Council (HCC) to operate within Honiara.
“Those who don’t are advised to come down to the HCC Head Office and apply for a license,” he said.
Mr Aengari who has been heavily involved in inspecting various illegally erected new buildings and businesses throughout Honiara warned that those who do not have license to operate will be forced to close down.
“So far we have tracked several buildings erected without HCC permits or shops and canteens that operate without license in various communities in Honiara.
“They have all been handed letters and notices to quickly sort this out or be forced to close their businesses or have their buildings demolished,’ Mr Aengari said.
By JEREMY INIFIRI