The Zoomlion Ghana, a waste management and sanitation company have started disinfestation and fumigation exercises against viruses, bedbugs, and rodents in 147 Senior High Schools in the Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regions.
The exercise, expected to last for 10-days is aimed at keeping the dormitories and classrooms clean to stem the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
About 1,700 spraying gangs have been engaged to undertake the exercise in private, public, and special schools in the regions.
Before the commencement of the exercise at Saint James Seminary/Senior High School at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality, Mr. George Manu, the Jobs Manager at the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional office of the company said the exercises were being conducted nationwide by the government.
He said 18 schools in the Sunyani Municipality would benefit and expressed the hope that with the cooperation of the educational heads, the exercise would yield the desired results.
Dr. Peter Atafuah, the Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regional Director of Education said rodents and bedbugs were difficult to control in the schools and commended the government for the intervention.