Honiara City Council Law Enforcement Division along with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has started a major traffic check on Wednesday.
This is purposely to check on Business license on buses and taxis that are providing public transportation services throughout the city.
Chairman of the Law Enforcement Standing Committee,Cr. Charles Aiwosuga, said under the Business License Ordinance, all license expired on the 31st December last year.
Aiwosuga said that every vehicles providing transportation services to the public need to pay their business licence for this year.
“The major traffic check is to ensure all the buses and taxis pay their license to operate.
“I appeal to the owners and drivers of those vehicles who are yet to pay to cooperate in ensuring they abide with the ordinances of the council,” he added.
Aiwosuga said they will be charging and prosecuting those vehicles owners and drivers without any business license for this year.
Meanwhile speaking on behalf of the executive, Supervising Mayor Edward Siapu thanked those who have come forward and cooperate with the traffic check.
Siapu said this exercise is part of the Executives’ plan to ensure all ordinances of the council are complied with.
He added that a similar check for private vehicles will be organised at a later date with the relevant ministries of the National Government.
The Business license traffic check will be carried out until next week.
In related news, the Chairman also applauds the business houses and the general public for their cooperation with the 7 meter by law.
Aiwosuga said there has been much improvement on the main streets since it was imposed.
He appealed to everyone to continue maintaining the habit of keeping the surroundings clean from litters to make the city a clean and healthy environment.