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Nod for 746 Ramadan hawkers

Published on: Thursday, July 03, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: A total of 746 hawkers were issued permits by City Hall to sell products and services during the whole month of Ramadan in 19 locations in and around the city.

The biggest Ramadan Bazaar is in Indah Permai with 175 stalls, followed by Sembulan and Asia City with 144 and 140 stalls, respectively.

Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir said City Hall has not received any complaint from the public regarding the cleanliness of food sold in any of the stalls.

"Before we issued the permits, those who applied for the permits were required to undergo health screening in clinics to ensure they are free of diseases, especially cholera, typhoid and others.

"So far, we have not received any complaint but I urge hawkers to make sure the food they sell are clean, of high quality, not to increase food prices and always sell fresh food," he said.

He said this during the Bubur Lambuk Programme with Maggi, organised by City Hall, CCK and Nestle Products, Wednesday.

Madingkir also advised the public who come to these bazaars to help keep the premises clean and not to throw rubbish indiscriminately.

He thanked Maggi Chef Executive, Chef Muluk, who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur, to attend the Bubur Lambuk distribution event.

During the programme, Madingkir distributed bubur lambuk to City Hall staff and the public.

The event was held to foster ties with all the staff and to bring the spirit of Hari Raya to the celebrants.

Earlier, Madingkir took time to visit each of the 117 stalls set up at Lintasan Deasoka and gave away caps and aprons to the hawkers.

The caps and aprons were sponsored by CCK Fresh Mart Sdn Bhd.