KUTA ~ The Society Management Organization (LPM) of Kuta has issued a statement saying they have created a program to control the amount of traveling salesmen, vagrants, beggars and sidewalk merchants on Jl. Legian.
Village Security Assistance would be established, Kuta LPM spokesman I Ketut Manuaba said.
However, Manuaba asked citizens to be patient because the program was still being realized.
He said several organizers of shops had previously approached LPM to arrange a program on Jl. Legian that would control traveling salesmen, who often grabbed at their potential clients.
â€œPotential customers walking on the street who are about to enter our shops are often accosted by these salesman. As a result, potential customers are prevented from entering our shops because they are led away. This is not right. This is unhealthy competition,â€ one shop organizer said.
Another organizer added that traveling salesmenâ€™s attitudes were also often unsympathetic.