Central Region set for Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Mr Emmanuel Dawood Mensah, Agona West Municipal Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has called on Ghanaians to eschew practices that could lead to the outbreak of disasters.

He made the call at a forum to launch this year’s World Disaster Risk Reduction Day at Agona Swedru on the theme: “People Living with Disability and Disaster”

Activities lined up for the celebration include radio discussion on the effects, causes and prevention of disaster outbreaks, clean-up exercises at health care facilities in the municipality, talks with Salvation Army School of the Deaf, float and a durbar to climax the celebration on Monday, October 14, 2013.

Mr Dawood Mensah said the dumping of refuse in gutters and drains, indiscriminate defecation, and leaving electrical gadgets on when not at home, were some of the practices if eschewed, would go a long way to prevent disasters.

Mr John Kuntu Blankson, Agona East NADMO Co-ordinator, said disaster could occur at anytime and its prevention should be the business of all.

He urged Ghanaians to change their attitude towards the environment to minimize the occurrence of disasters.

Mr Joseph Kojo Appiah, Agona West Municipal Disaster Officer, urged people with negative perception about NADMO to discard such a notion, adding that the doors of the organisation were opened to receive fruitful and workable ideas.

He urged people in the region to take active part in the celebration so as to create a conductive environment to effectively contribute their quota to national development.

Source: GNA

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