Bottlestore owners urged to abide by the law

source: Mmegi
CALISTUS KOLANTSHO
Correspondent

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Bottlestore owners here have been ordered to stop selling ice cubes, cigarettes, bottle openers, gift bags, drinking glasses, cooler bags and snacks.

Speaking during a meeting with bottlestore owners last week, the Chief Finance and Development Planning Officer of Selebi-Phikwe Town Council, Lopang Pule, said the law proscribes the sale of these goods in bottle stores. “A bottle store is allowed to sell beverages in sealed bottles and they must not be consumed on the premises,” Pule said. “The business may be opened any day except on Sundays, on Christmas Day and Good Friday.” He said selling the proscribed items was getting out of hand in Selebi-Phikwe and advised the entrepreneurs to abide by the law in order to avoid being charged. “I don’t want to see a bottle opener in a bottlestore because it means you are opening bottles for your customers. It does not matter even if it’s a soft drink you open because a bottlestore is a [continue reading]

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