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Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly fights bedbugs

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 Source:

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has vowed to fight bedbugs, which are parasitic insects, in Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Kumasi.

The KMA is fully aware that bedbugs have found their way into the campuses and dormitories of some of the SHSs in the city.

Besides, the assembly is aware that these bedbugs are making life uncomfortable for the students, who are on campus to study to brighten their future.

In this regard, Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the KMA Chief Executive, has stated categorically that the assembly will get rid of the parasites very soon.

According to him, fighting the bedbugs is not a child’s play therefore the KMA would team up with other relevant bodies to achieve their aim.

He stated emphatically: “Most of the Senior High Schools in the metropolis have been invaded by bedbugs and this situation poses health hazards to students and members of staff in the schools. And it requires the combined efforts of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, the KMA and other stakeholders to deal with this menace”.

Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi was presenting the KMA Executive Committee Report to assemblymen at the True Vine Hotel in Kumasi.

The programme, which was the 2nd Ordinary Meeting of the 3rdSession of the 7th Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, was massively graced by assemblymen.

The KMA Chief Executive recounted that the KMA had played crucial roles to make the invasion of bedbugs in the city a thing of the past.

He said he had realized that a joint action between the KMA and other stakeholders could help eradicate the bedbugs from the schools permanently.

He therefore entreated all and sundry to rally behind the KMA as it has started a crusade to get the bedbugs completely eliminated.

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