Tuesday, July 29, 2014   

Ombudsman slams govt depts for failing to stop street obstructions
(06-26 14:27)

The Ombudsman, Connie Lau, has criticized government departments for not making serious enough efforts to prevent street obstruction by shops.
She said the problem, where shops will conduct their business outside or install platforms or racks, is common and presents a nuisance and danger to pedestrians.
Lau said these illegal activities were monitored by different departments, leading to a lax enforcement and a reluctance to take responsibility.
She called for a single department to lead the others. --RTHK   
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