Staff of the Ga-Central Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region have bemoaned the presence of snakes and other reptiles in their offices.
The situation has been blamed on the bushes surrounding the office complex located at Aunty Aku-Kokompe, a suburb of the municipality.
Some staff who spoke with ghananewsonline.com.gh on conditions of anonymity lamented bitterly about the rampant invasion by the reptiles at their offices after it was relocated from Sowutuom to its current location about a month ago. The staff say their lives are in danger.
Describing the condition as “life threatening”, some workers told us that coming to work now has become a daily risk because snakes and other reptiles have made the facility their abode.
“We don’t feel secure when we come to work because snakes and rats are always entering our offices and this is a threat to our lives,” one of the staff said.
We gathered that a staff was recently bitten by a snake.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ga-Central Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Lamptey in an interview could not confirm or deny the story.
However, he said the clearing of the bushes is the responsibility of the staff who think they are affected by the development.
“I’m not supposed to clear the bushes surrounding the Assembly’s office complex…the responsibility lies on the staff who contacted your outfit to report,” Dr Lamptey emphasized.
The Ga Central Municipal Assembly was carved from the then Ga South Municipal Assembly and inaugurated in June 2012.
The assembly has nine electoral areas and according to the 2000 populations’ census, the assembly has a population of about 117,220 with 57,321 males and 59,899 females.