KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said he would come up with a list of councillors representing every market and hawker centre.
“We need to put up the names and contact numbers of councillors in-charge of markets and hawker centres to help visitors and shoppers,” he told reporters after visiting Stutong Community Market yesterday.
Besides, it is also to get more interaction between visitors and the councillors who might not do enough to help the community.
“Every councillor will be assigned to their respective market to guide visitors and to receive complaints which the public want to bring to the attention of the council,” he said.
The markets that will have assigned councillors are Stutong Community Market, Petanak Market, Kenyalang Park Market, Sungai Apong Market, Upper Foochow Road Market and Bintawa Wet Market.
On the law that governs public health, he said it needs to be reviewed to ensure that the cleanliness of public toilets is well-maintained.
“The toilets here (Stutong Community Market) are clean and I am satisfied but to maintain the cleanliness, we will come up with a new law to make sure that they stay clean.
“This also refers especially to coffee shop toilets because they meet some basic needs. The council insists that cleanliness there needs to be consistent and the facilities must be well-maintained,” he said.
Wee then revealed that he received complaints from hawkers regarding competition traders from outside the market community.
“We will try to solve this matter by visiting every market. Hopefully we can solve it”, he said.
Wee spent more than an hour with the hawkers at the market as he wanted to hear their complaints.
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