The Honiara City Council (HCC) this week held an open forum with some stakeholders in the City.
This was purposely to discuss the implementation of the seven-meter by- law, which is part of the new executive’s 100-day plan.
During the forum, City Mayor Alfrence Fatai appealed to the stakeholders to cooperate and contribute towards making the campaign successful.
“Honiara City Council has been continuously doing this campaign, but the new administration feels that there’s not much compliance because no one has been fined or been brought to court for prosecution.
“We would like to inform the public that beginning February 1, HCC will be on the streets charging on-the-spot fines and taking people and business houses that fail to comply, to the courts,” Mr Fatai said.
The Mayor made an appeal for everyone to work together to achieve the common goal.
“We can already see the potential of our city and the country in the area of tourism and the best strategy to attract tourists in our city is to make it clean and beautiful.
“So I appeal to the different government agencies and stakeholders to work together with the Council to achieve that goal,” he said.
Mr Fatai urged all shop owners and residents to take care of their surroundings.
“Dispose off your rubbish sensibly and do not rely too much on HCC because our cooperation is what will make this work.”
He added that HCC do not want to demand fines from people or to bring people before the courts, but added that something has to be done to ensure the laws are upheld and abided with.