Liquor outlets pose serious challenge to Municipality
THE liquor outlets which are all over the city are a serious challenge not only for the residents of Manzini but also for the municipality.
During yesterday’s meeting, ratepayers registered their concerns about the liquor outlets that are all over the place. The ratepayers said they hardly sleep owing to the noise from the outlets. In response, Manzini City Planner Simphiwe Malaza said liquor outlets pose a serious challenge. He stated that when they issue outlets with permits, they do it with a special consent and they reach an agreement with that person who is getting the licence that she/he abides by the conditions given. Malaza said, however, the problem is that once people get the permits and start operating they violate the conditions given to them.
Malaza stated that as Council they have set up a special committee that will investigate the matter.
He said there are people who go around these bars and taverns in disguise and collect information about what happens.
MONEY MAN: Mnz Acting City Treasurer Mfanafuthi Mamba explaining the finances to the stakeholders.