Posted: Thursday 8th May 2014 at 13:42 pm

Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion embarks on disinfestation

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The Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion, in collaboration with the Ga Central Municipal Assembly, has embarked on  a vigorous disinfestation and disinfection exercise in some selected areas within the Ga Central Municipality.

The one-week exercise was used to flush out vermins, including rats and mice, and control the incidence of flies and mosquitoes around refuse dumps, public toilets, container sites and some selected residential facilities in the municipality.

The Vector Control Unit partnered the Environmental Health Department of the Ga Central Municipal Assembly for the exercise.

They covered parts of A-lang, Anyaa, Sowutuom, Lomnava, Tabora and Alhaji electoral areas.

The Environmental Health Engineer, Mr Dominic Aboagye, and some environmental health officers of the assembly led the team of sprayers and officials of Zoomlion and some assembly members in the exercise.  Rationale for exercise

The Deputy Head of the Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion, Mr Abel Djangmah, explained that the exercise formed part of the assembly’s disinfestation exercises.  

He said the Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion periodically embarked on such exercises in all metropolises, municipals and districts to prevent diseases, improve people’s health and well-being and prolong life. 

He said there were plans to sensitise the public to vector control and thorough de-rating exercises to flush out rats and mice from all market centres in all the MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region.

Mr Djangmah further explained that it was important to control pests and rodents, especially during the rainy season, and called on all environmental health officers to draw the attention of the Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion for the necessary support.

He expressed appreciation to the health officers and the assembly members that committed their time and resources to the exercise. 

Mr Djangmah urged the various communities to observe sound environmental sanitation practices to reduce some communicable diseases such as filariasis, typhoid, cholera and dysentery.

He entreated the community members around the Laffa River to stop dumping refuse into the river as this could have dire consequences on the community. 

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