(Kpone)- Mr Samuel Okoe Amanquah Municipal Chief Executive, (MCE) Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly (KKMA) in the Greater Accra Region has stated that the invasion of stray dogs in Kpone and its environs was as a result of the landfill site in the area.

Speaking to the media after a program to launch the mass rabies vaccination campaign in kpone, the Municipal Chief Executive noted that hitherto, there have been stray dogs loitering within the various communities in kpone terrorizing innocent people.

He added that the dogs followed carcasses and other unwholesome materials dumped at the landfill site which according to him the dogs fed on and then later moved into the communities.

Mr Oko Amanquah called on dog owners within the municipality to take good care of their dogs adding that every dog must be made available to be vaccinated against the rabies infection.

In an interview with the newsfarmgh.com Dr Esther Pricilla Biamah-Danquah Kpone -Katamanso Municipal Health Director, stated that stray dogs were the cause of the surge in dog bites within the municipality.

According to her, school children were mostly victims of dog bites in the Kpone community and its adjoing environs.

Dr Esther Danquah further suggested that authorities must as a matter if urgency culled all stray dogs within the municipality so as to curb the surges of dog bites within the Municipality.

The Municipal Health director revealed that 248 cases of dog bites were recorded in 2021 across the Municipality out of which 122 bites were recorded in Kpone saying rabies cases are public health issues which needed to be taken seriously.

Dr. Danquah again explained that children topped dog bite cases across the municipality due to the frequent exposure they have with dogs at home and in town.

She further said residents must cooperate with the veterinary officers during the 12 days rabies vaccination exercise to vaccinate all dogs across the municipality.

The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Veterinary unit in Collaboration with Mission Rabies -UK was embarking on 12 days free mass vaccination exercise from February 12 to Wednesday 23 February 2022.

About 20,000 dogs including cats are expected to be vaccinated during the exercise in the Municipality.


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