23 Nov 2015

Honiara to shake-off 'dirtiest city' tag

11:27 am on 23 November 2015

The city council of the Solomon Islands capital is working on efforts to improve the city's cleanliness.

Honiara, which has been described as the dirtiest city in the world because of betel-nut skins and stains, is putting together a Betel-Nut Ordinance which will pave the way for restricting where vendors can sell their products.

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Photo: RNZ

The Chairman of the City Council's Law Enforcement Division, Charles Aiwosuga says the division is working on a concept paper for a Betel-Nut Ordinance which should be presented to the council's next full meeting.

He says the ordinance is not to ban betel-nut sales, but to only allow sales in certain parts of the city.

Mr Aiwosuga says the ordinance will also stop littering and illegal selling in Honiara.