Bats from La Cote D’lviore have invaded the Bia Western District in the Western Region.
The District, which is an area noted for cocoa production shares a border with villages in Cote D’lviore,
The influx of the bats are causing nuisance to the people with the most affected areas being Oseikojokrom, Yamatwa and Pillar One in the region.
[contextly_sidebar id=”jWZXP8V2FsH4CxVFofLtQ9ee1u44XSQi”]Mr Kwabena Tweneboah-Kodua, the District Chief Executive (DCE), told a general meeting held by Western Regional Coordinating Council, at Sekondi that the bats invaded the country the District after Cote D’lviore embarked on a mass spraying exercise to ward them [bats] off the country.
Mr Tweneboah-Kodua called on government to take measures to address the situation.
He said though the National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO) had been informed about the challenge, the timely intervention of government will help address the problem.
This is not the first time bats have invaded a particular region in the country.
Students and teachers of the Roman Catholic Basic School in Juapong in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region have been living in fear after the school was invaded by bats.
Though not proven to be the Ebola-transmitting species, the bats were reportedly impeding teaching and learning in the school.
Bats are regarded as one of the mammals that can transmit the Ebola disease, which has killed thousands in West Africa.