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23.02.2007 General News

I don't grant mosquitoes visas to Accra – I.C. Quaye

By myjoyonline
I don't grant mosquitoes  visas  to Accra – I.C. Quaye

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I.C. Quaye, on Thursday got Parliament on a side-splitting exercise as he stoutly defended his campaign to rid Accra of mosquitoes.

He told the august house that mosquitoes did not need his permission, visa or ticket to fly from one region of the country to another even though efforts were being made to bring down the cases of malaria in the country.

I.C. Quaye was responding to a question by the NDC member for Ashaiman, Mr Alfred Kwame Agbesi, on what steps the Regional Minister had taken to control the influx of mosquitoes into the region so as to bring malaria in Accra, Tema and its environs.

The Minister said so long as there are breeding grounds for mosquitoes, "they can be carried miles into any territory even to Europe and America. Consequently, we cannot control the influx of mosquitoes into the Greater Accra Region."

And as he offered the explanation, Sheikh Quaye was greeted with shouts of "odomus”, "odomus", "its big ooooo", by members in the House.

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