‘Bedbugs’ menace in schools needs urgent attention’

The bedbugs’ menace which is affecting most schools in the country need to be controlled through extensive fumigation exercise before schools reopen, Founder and General Overseer of International Prayer Palace Church (IPPC), Reverend Samuel Adjei, has suggested.



He raised the concern in his address during the 25th anniversary launch of the Church here in the Kpone-Katamanso municipality of the Greater Accra Region.


Rev  Adjei appealed to the relevant authorities to take measures to fumigate infested schools to relieve students of the agony of battling with the marauding army of insects in their dormitories.



According to him, there had been complaints about the insects by some students in his congregation who had recently come home from different schools for the vacation of how they battled with the insects at school, the discomfort and distraction they faced particularly at night.



He said the insects could be devastating to students and deprive them of the needed sleep and rest which could negatively affect academic activities and performance of the students.



Rev. Adjei noted that the infestation could also cause stress, anxiety and insomnia as the students develop obsession with the bugs.



To help control the spread of the blood-sucking insects, Rev. Adjei also called for a periodic household and institutional fumigation as the bugs could be inadvertently be transferred from infested dwellings on a person’s clothing’s and other items.


Rev. Adjei further called for a ban on the importation of used mattresses which he feared could be a possible cause of the spread of the insects.


He urged parents to keep close eyes on the activities of their children to prevent them from going wayward.


Guest Speaker for the occasion, Rev. Patrick Nimako Mensah of Life International Church-Spintex Road, in his sermon, encouraged the congregation and Ghanaians never to give up in trying moments in their education, marriages and businesses.

From Ken Afedzi, Kakasunanka. 





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