- Mosquitoes allegedly forced passengers off an STC bus scheduled to move from Tamale in the Northern region
- The bus was to transport the passengers to Cape Coast and Takoradi in the Central and Western regions respectively
- It was not until 45 minutes later that the bus set off from the station
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YEN.com.gh has learned that an STC bus was delayed for about 45 minutes because it was infested with mosquitoes.
The incident occurred in the afternoon of Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and there was confusion regards the way forward until it was resolved.
Per a report by Adomonline.com, the passengers, who were scheduled to travel from Tamale in the Northern region to Cape Coast and Takoradi, refused to board the bus.
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According to four ladies who were to sit at the backseat, there were several mosquitoes in that area and they, therefore, stormed out of the bus.
The management of STC later apologized to the passengers and thereafter brought a can of insecticide spray to help eliminate the mosquitoes, but this led to another complaint.
Some of the passengers claimed they were asthmatic and therefore could not bear to inhale the scent of the spray.
The exchange of words led to a delay in the departure of the bus which was initially scheduled to depart at 3pm.
In other news, renowned Black filmmaker, Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, has been appointed as the first Black head of the Cannes jury.
According to the director of Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing, he was “shocked, happy, surprised and proud.
He added that it is his “biggest blessings to have happened out of nowhere.
I’m honoured to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival.”
YEN.com.gh understands that Lee has premiered seven films at the festival and his 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman received wide acclaim.
Per a report by ameyawdebrah.com, he was appointed after he criticized the Oscar nominations for ignoring actors and directors of colour.
Information available shows that 19 out of the 20 acting nominees for the year 2020 are white.
It has been established that it is the highest number since the #OscarsSoWhite protests of 2015 and 2016, of which Lee was a vocal supporter.
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