Buabeng-Fiema, (B/A), March 14, GNA – Residents at Buabeng-Fiema, two sister-towns in the Nkoranza North District of Brong-Ahafo Region are living in fear, following the invasion of millipedes in the tourist attraction communities.
Buabeng-Fiema is one of the famous tourist attraction areas in Brong-Ahafo recognised for its monkey sanctuary preserved for centuries.
According to the residents, they are afraid to wipe out the millipedes because of the traditional belief that the arthropods were the offspring of the local deity popularly known as “gee shrine”.
They told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during a visit to the communities that, the situation got worsened during rainy seasons as the arthropods occupied rooms and structures in large quantities.
Madam Felicia Boahen, a kenkey seller at Fiema said though the situation was very bad, the people did not want to do anything stupid that would offend the local gods.
She noted that the millipedes and the monkey sanctuary had been preserved in the two communities since time immemorial and the opinion leaders in the communities would not spare anybody who might kill especially a monkey.
“We live with the (arthropods) as they occupy our room, kitchen, shops and even bathrooms”, Agnes Maabea another resident told the GNA.