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Spotlight on supermarket

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, July 28, 2014

A POPULAR supermarket in Labasa has come under the spotlight with authorities labelling its freezing equipment as hazardous and a danger to people's safety.

During an inspection carried out at the New World Supermarket, the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources described the structure that houses freezing equipment on the roof of the building as a danger to people's safety.

In a letter to the building owner, Bashir Khan, the ministry stated necessary actions needed to be taken to ensure a safe environment for the tenants and the general public.

The letter also required Mr Khan to liaise with other authorities and the town council to find appropriate measure to remove possible risks.

Mr Khan said he had notified the authorities but their response had been slow.

"Since their response is slow, I am making it clear that I will not be liable or pay for any damage if anything happens because I have already written letters to the authorities concerned," he said.

"This is not the first time this issue has been raised and I have also written to the supermarket informing them of the risks to people's safety."

When contacted, New World Supermarket management stated their lawyers were handling the matter and questions sent to them had also been referred to their lawyers.





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