Growing concerns of bedbug infestation in the dormitories and hostels of some schools across the country have compelled management of Inesfly Africa Limited to roll out a programme to curb the menace.
The company is therefore set to undertake a fumigation programme in selected educational institutions.
It has also designed a 500ml bedbug solution exclusively for students.
Explaining the rationale behind the strategy, chief commercial officer at Inesfly Africa, David Afugani, said the plight of students had always been an integral part of Inesfly’s vision, and that the company could not but do whatever that needs to be done to ensure that they (students) are free from insect-pests so that they can carry on with their learning activities.
“Students need a very conducive learning environment devoid of the fear of insect bites and vector transmitted diseases. Sadly, this is not the case, and very soon, situation will get out of hand if nothing is done. Inesfly Africa has the one-stop solution to fighting bedbugs and other insect-pests, and we believe that while liaising with the relevant stakeholders to deliver our promise, we can, in the meantime, meet students half-way in addressing the crisis,” he told this paper in an interview.
Two weeks ago, Inesfly Africa painted 10 CHPS compounds in 10 districts of the Greater Accra Region, adding to the number of district, regional and private hospitals treated by the company. The company has also in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, drawn a programme to ensure that public toilets in the capital city are rid of insect-vectors.
With the current campaign to reach out to students with the 500ml bedbug solution, Inesfly Africa is certain that that would significantly curb the spread of bedbugs in schools and reduce the risk of onward transfer to the homes.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu