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Akufo-Addo presents 40 vehicles to NADMO

Akufo-Addo presents 40 vehicles to NADMO

Akufo-Addo presents 40 vehicles to NADMO

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo,

on Friday, 19th March 2021, presented 40 vehicles

to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO),

at a brief ceremony at the Organisation’s Headquarters at

Kanda, Accra. The vehicles presented comprised one

Toyota Landcruiser,  one Toyota Camry, one Toyota

Hiace ambulance, one Mercedes Benz Rescue Ambulance,

one payloader, five Toyota Landcruiser Prados, and 30 Toyota

Hilux pickups.

Prior to the ceremony, government had already

distributed motorbikes to all the 16 regions and to the

260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District secretariats of NADMO.

In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo stated that the

effective realisation of NADMO’s mandate demands

that the Organisation is not only equipped with the

requisite numbers of personnel, but also with the

necessary numbers of equipment and logistics.

To this end, the President stated that in April,

32 additional pickups will be presented to augment

further the fleet of NADMO, stressing that

Akufo-Addo presents 40 vehicles to NADMO
Akufo-Addo presents 40 vehicles to NADMO
“this is by no means exhaustive, and I assure
management and staff of NADMO of more in
the coming years under my presidency.”

Towards creating an effective NADMO, he told the

gathering that government has taken a number of steps,

in compliance with Act 927, to help the Organization

discharge its mandate.

“For the first time in NADMO’s history, a Government

Council, in accordance with the Act, has been instituted

to provide direction for the running of NADMO.

Disaster Management Committees, at the regional and

district levels, have been established and made functional,” he said.

The President continued: “In addition to these,

I am happy to announce that, soon, I will inaugurate the

National Disaster Management Committee to superintend

over Government’s efforts at managing disasters, emergencies

and the realization of other functions, as stipulated in the Act.”

Government is undertaking all of these measures and making

these investments, because, according to President Akufo  Addo,

disaster prevention and mitigation are directly linked to the

sustainable development of any nation.

Bushfires, Earthquakes

In preparation for the planting season, President Akufo-Addo

noted that one of the major concerns the country has

grappled with over the years has to do with the

slashing and burning of bushes.

He,  therefore,  appealed  to  our  farmers,

in all parts of the country, to exercise the utmost caution

in the process of preparing their lands for the farming season,

especially in the use of fire.

“The rainy season, with its associated storms,

will also bring in its wake its own challenges,

and I urge NADMO to be prepared with the required

relief items, and come to the aid of persons in need

and to those affected,” the President added

Akufo-Addo presents 40 vehicles to NADMO

With the country, in 2020, recording earth tremors,
President Akufo Addo noted that the Ministers for the

Interior and National Security were tasked to constitute a

Committee of Experts to assess the country’s state of

preparedness should such a disaster reoccur in the country.

To this end, he indicated that the Minister for the Interior

will be convening a stakeholders’ conference in early April

to study its report, and chart a roadmap for the implementation

of its recommendations. I will be opening the conference.

“Whilst at it, I encourage the leadership of NADMO to

liaise with the Ghana Education Service to help incorporate

learning themes on protection against earthquakes and

other disasters in the curricula at the pre-tertiary

education level, and I encourage the Organization also

to embark on a sustained education campaign for

the entire population, in this regard,” he added.

 

 

 

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