HCC WARNS OF POSSIBLE CHARGES UNDER 7-METRE BYLAW

City Mayor Mua warns of charges if by-laws were breached. Photo: Courtesy of Taiwanese Embassy

City Mayor Mua warns of charges if by-laws were breached. Photo: Courtesy of Taiwanese Embassy

Honiara City Council has warned Government Ministries to clean up their compounds or face possible charges.

City Mayor Andrew Mua said as the litter law comes into force, all Government Ministries should abide by the litter law.

He said, if the Ministries fail to comply with the litter law, Honiara City Council will charge Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries.

“This will not be only for business houses, this also goes out to the ministries and we will charge the Permanent Secretaries who failed to tell their cleaners leaving rubbish within seven metres within their office area. So this goes out to all Honiara”.

SIBC News understands, the Honiara City Council will soon extend the enforcement of the litter law to all Honiara households.

Meanwhile, the Honiara City Council has warned all Honiara business houses to improve their building standards.

Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua when delivering his remarks during the 7-Meter-By-Law consultation dialogue in Honiara last Friday said apart from the enforcement of the litter law, the Honiara City Council will also soon effect section seven of HCC building ordinance.

Mayor Mua says HCC will soon send out notices to business houses to improve buildings which are more than 35 years old.

He adds, the City Council will pull down buildings whose owners fail to comply with the order.

“Not only the seven metres ordinance by-law that will come into effect, we will also effect Section seven of our building ordinance very soon. Section seven of our building ordinance deals with very old buildings that we currently have in town. We will be serving notices to business houses who have buildings of 35 years old to try and improve them, or else we will tear them down”.

Mr Mua explains, HCC enforces this to improve the general appearance of Honiara City.

“People will think that we are going hard but what we¬†are doing is we want to make sure that Honiara has a face lift so that it reflects who we are,” said the City Mayor.

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