Nana Adjei Boateng the MP for New Juaben North, Comfort Asante the Municipal Chief Executive, chiefs, and other people were forced to run for their lives after bees attacked them at the Koforidua community center where they had attended a function. The attack left several people injured some of who were rushed to the Koforidua St. Joseph Hospital. Those who were fortunate enough took cover in some of the building offices as the rest ran for their lives.
The bees are said to have been occupying the center for years and have never interrupted a function. The incident was intervened by officials from the Zoomlion Ghana Limited who disinfected the center. While cleaning the area, George Agudey from the Zoomlion Ghana Limited noted that: “We received an emergency call from the MCE of the New Juaben North Municipal Assembly concerning bees that had invaded an ongoing program at the Asokori community center. So I quickly called my men and then we picked the appropriate chemical and moved there. When we got there, there was no one there, everyone had run for their lives. We armed ourselves and made sure we were able to drive the bees away. As of now, the place is safe for any other business.”
He also confirmed that among those injured two were in critical condition. The other injured people were treated and discharged. “Two people are on admission at the hospital while others were hurt, but they are not on admission. Those who were lucky were able to take shelter in some of the room and after the exercise, they were able to come out.”
The area MP is yet to comment on the incident. He is however said to be safe and without any injuries. The DCE is also said to be in good health and already back to work.