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Concerns raised over amenities

Luke Rawalai
Monday, April 07, 2014

MACUATA district representative Peni Donu has questioned the Labasa Town Council's move to remove seats and tables from food vendors' stalls at the Labasa Market.

As a regular at the stalls, Mr Donu said before the renovations the vendors provided tables and benches for their customers at the stalls.

"These have been removed and we have been told by the vendors that the council has not allowed eating to be done in the stalls," Mr Donu said.

"The Labasa Town Council is very good at pointing fingers at the vendors, saying this and that, but it is their duty to ensure these amenities are available for the public."

Meresiana Dinacika from Bua said the stalls should be screened to prevent flies from entering them.

"The Labasa Town Council should ensure the place is hygienically safe instead of sitting in their high chairs and blaming vendors," she said.

"We are appealing to the higher authorities to look into this matter and provide tables and seats in the stalls as they've become a place for rest to people."

Responding to the concerns, Labasa and Savusavu special administrator Vijay Chand said under the Food Safety Act 2003, food courts such as stalls were only meant for serving food.

Mr Chand said under the Act no consumption of food should take place.

"As far as we are concerned, people are only allowed to buy food served from the food court but eating in these food courts is not allowed," he said.





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