MP, DCE, others were forced by bees to run at top speed during an event in Koforidua.

The Member of Parliament for New Juaben North, Nana Adjei Boateng, the Municipal Chief Executive, Comfort Asante and a host of other dignitaries including traditional rulers were forced to run for cover as a swarm of bees attacked them at the Koforidua community centre where a public function was being held.

The bees are said to be occupying the Koforidua community centre for years and unfortunately, the officials chose the same venue where they were to inaugurate the building’s rehabilitation works.

After they were chased away, the Zoomlion company came through to disinfect the area to scare away the bees.

According to the Eastern Regional Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, George Agudey, some persons at the meeting were fortunate to take cover in some offices.

He said the community centre is now safe.

“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 Centre. 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 confirmed that two people were being treated at the hospital.

“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 rooms, and after the exercise, they were able to come out.”

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MP, DCE, others run at top speed as bees chase them from an event