Tarkwa (W/R), Oct. 10, GNA - The Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) Limited has assisted the Veterinary Services Department in Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to vaccinate all animals in its catchment area.
The GMC Limited over the years provided similar services freely to all its eighteen operational areas, but this year the company subsidized 40 per cent of the cost of vaccinating one animal.
Dr Simon Gbene, Municipal Veterinary officer in charge of Tarkwa Nsuaem, who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, explained that instead of charging the usual GH¢ 15.00 for vaccinating one animal, his outfit has reduced it to GH¢ 9.00 because of the support.
Dr Gbene expressed gratitude to officials of GMC for their support to the Veterinary Services Department, noting that vaccination was one means of controlling rabies effectively.
Dr. Gbene pleaded with AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem (AAI) mine and Goldfields Ghana Limited (GGL) Tarkwa mine also in the Municipality to come to aid of the Veterinary Services Department to vaccinate animals in their catchment areas.
He recalled that in 2012, his outfit organised a similar exercise against rabies in the constituency, which saw 275 animals being vaccinated in New Atuabo as against 35 this year.
He said Bankyim in AAI mine operation area also recorded 156 animals being vaccinated in that period as against 31 in 2017.