DELINQUENT: Traders defaulting on their quit rent have hampered council’s projects
JOHOR BARU: TRADERS in the city who have not paid their quit rent has hampered Johor Baru City Council's (MBJB) developmental efforts.
Mayor Burhan Amin said the traders owed the council RM1.2 million in quit rent arrears.
"MBJB regrets their action of not paying up although they are charged reasonable quit rent rates annually.
"The delay in payment means they have to pay compounds. All this also affects the council's administration and management," said Burhan during MBJB's full board meeting.
He said the traders have to pay what they owe MBJB or else face problems when it's time to renew their licences.
On another matter, Burhan said MBJB is planning several activities before and during Ramadan.
He said the council will organise a charity golf competition in conjunction with City Day to raise funds for the various charity activities in the city.
MBJB will also open Ramadan bazaars at various locations including Bandar Baru Uda, Kampung Melayu Majidee, Kampung Pasir, Taman Desa Harmoni, Taman Harmoni and Taman Ros Merah.
"We will also open more bazaars at other locations if there is a need," said Burhan.