By Inusa Musah
Following the tragedy Laser Fever caused Ashaiman, resulting in the death of one person, Martin Luther King Junior Company Limited, a private company, has embarked on regular fumigation exercises at the Ashaiman Central Business Market.
The Laser Fever virus is chiefly spread by mice, and as a market where these rodents thrive most, Martin Luther King Junior single-handedly bore the cost of the fumigation exercise, which it intends to do at all the other markets and bus terminals in the municipality.
Albeit, the Ashaiman Assembly engaging the services of a private fumigation company to decontaminate the markets and bus terminals after news broke that the area had recorded one Laser Fever virus death at the Tema General Hospital, Martin Luther King Junior Company Limited voluntarily offered to render its services to increase the number of times places considered as havens for rats and other rodents are cleared.
The exercise received the massive participation of the market women, who delayed attending to their customers last Thursday, and this, to Leticia Ayaba, Queenmother of the Ashaiman Central Business Market, was more important to them than losing only two hours of their working day.
The fumigation team sprayed most part of the market and all drains and hidey-holes of rodents, “and I must commend Martin Luther King Junior Company Limited for this singular health assistance.
“We would appeal to other organisations to replicate the patriotism of Martin Luther King Junior Company, by offering to assist their assemblies to make lives better for their communities,” Leticia Ayaba expressed.
Martin Luther King Junior Company Limited, before departing the market, presented boxes of insecticides and pesticides to Leticia Ayaba for regular application in the market after the day’s business had ended.