TAKE a peek in the Honiara central market public toilets. The sigh and smell is unbearable.
There are no other public toilets around town and this has been an issue of concern to the public.
On Wednesday when asked, City Mayor Alfrence Inoga Fatai said upgrading of the Central market toilet is one of its (HCC) priorities.
Mr Fatai said there are other four public toilets that are incomplete and the council will work on.
“Completing the four public toilets and repairing the one at the central market is in our 100 day operation plan.
“We will ensure within our first 100 days, public toilets including the one at the central market are worked on.”
He said once repair and upgrading work is completed, they will be looking at enforcing strict rules.
“One workable way we’re thinking of using is putting an officer or two to man the toilets and that means, members of the public will have to pay the officer/s for using the facility.
Mr Fatai said work on the toilets is expected to be completed by March according to their program.
Head of Sanitation and health inspector Dylan Titiulu admitted the bad state of the central market toilet and expressed concern that it was left to deteriorate to its current state.
“We are concern, but now that the public toilets are included in the 100 day operation plan, we are expecting work to complete my mid this year.”
By SOLOMON LOFANA