by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/ghana
Inesfly Africa has showcased its new factory in Accra developed to fight vector borne diseases such as malaria, cholera, yellow fever, sleeping sickness as well as dengue caused by vectors including mosquitos, cockroaches, ants and houseflies.
According to Inesfly CEO Michael Sjodin, the threat posed by these vectors poses a real threat to life stressing that the situation where 2 children die every minute in Africa and 12 million malaria cases recorded yearly is too costly to the human resource base of the country and Africa.
He explained as one with a health background, he derives joy in working with companies which strive to preserve life assuring that the new insecticide paint tested and proven to be effective is safe for interior and exterior application (homes, offices, public structures, agric. installations).
The new insecticide paint according to Mr. Sjodin was developed by Dr. Pilar Mateo whose scientific formula consist of micro-encapsulations that allow insecticides to be released slowly which prolongs the efficacy of the product and reduces the toxicity of the active ingredients safeguarding the safety of animals and humans.
“Inesfly’s insecticide paint is cost effective when one considers that having applied the paint as directed, there is no need to buy mosquito coils, sprays, nets and frequently visit the hospital and pay malaria bills for 2 years” the CEO disclosed.
To reinforce the efficacy and safety of the insecticide paint, Mr. Michael Sjodin stated that Inesfly has collaborated with the World Health Organization and partnered the governments of Columbia, Panama, Mexico and Brazil to eradicate tropical diseases including dengue fever and malaria.
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and entomologist of global repute underscored the uniqueness of the Inesfly’s agro products explaining that the active ingredient in Inesfly’s capsule is slowly released to the environment making it earth friendly.
He stated that Inesfly has products which offer better alternatives to pest control stressing that already oil palm and cocoa farmers are singing the praises of Inesfly.
“Since 2013, CSI and other agencies have tested Inesfly’s products and found them to be unique and a safer option, while other products have grown weak in fighting ago-insecticides, Inesfly Africa’s products continue to shore up Ghana’s food security ambitions.” he stated.
Professor Owusu urged farmers who are accustomed to abusive use of insecticides both in the quality and frequency in use of other competing products should apply Inesfly’s products as instructed since they are potent and efficacious adding that in an era where Ghana’s fruit and vegetable exports keep dwindling because of bans, there is need for the country to embrace Inesfly’s products since they have met global standards.
Mrs. Lois Okudzeto, Administrative Director of the Infant Malaria Prevention Foundation who spoke on behalf of Rebecca Akufo Addo bemoaned the infant mortality rate in the country adding that in helping to preserve life with their products, Inesfly Africa deserves commendation.
She called for the company to make its insecticide paints available for sale in remote areas where CHP compounds (Community Based Health Platform Services) who serve up to 6,000 people in the hinterlands can use in painting their structures in addition to them being used for the homes.
Chief Marketing Officer of Inesfly Africa Limited, Narinder Singh stated Inesfly’s products can be used for agricultural, public health and animal health purposes adding the insecticide paints when applied indoors or outdoors is effective for 2 years and withstands tropical weather as is available in Ghana.
“Inesfly has 9 products on the market and our floor cleaner is the only product in Ghana that acts as a detergent and an insecticide” adding “Inesfly solves car and bed bug troubles, offer insect repellents and Inespalm which controls weevils attacking plants.
“Our products can be found in major supermarkets, paint shops and at Inesfly depots in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.” he explained.
Inesfly’s insecticide paints come in a wide range of colours in addition with a colour chart. The paints are produced in Ghana with the major shareholder of the company being Hisam Fakri whose family have been in Ghana for 3 generations.
The factory showcasing and introduction of the insecticide paints to the media and public had broadcaster Nathaniel Attoh as host with Nana Asase and his Palm Wine Assemble, Mr. Dey and his 3D Project and Ofie kodjoe providing entertainment.
Dignitaries who lent their support included the CEO of IPMC, CEO of Premier Rainbow Homes, M Babisoti & Sons, Trassaco, Engineers and Planners, Nowark, Hon. Maxwell Kofi Jumah, Sparrow Productions, Bankers (Unibank, UBA) and Security Capos including the Kaneshi Divisional commander.