The Ga North Municipal National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has code flood-prone areas within the Municipality and other areas that are likely to be affected after a downpour.
The organization has identified places that could be used as safe havens in case there is any disaster, as it carried out general safety inspection in hotels and guest houses within the municipality, to ensure they have in place safety measures for their staff and clients.
This was announced when the organization celebrated the international day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Speaking at the event, the Municipal NADMO Director,Mr. Simons Sekyim, averred that several sensitization programs have been done in the various schools, markets and lorry stations on flood and fire issues, COVID-19 and the need to adhere to the safety protocols.
He mentioned that although Ga North NADMO is one year, four months, it has achieved much and made progress towards reducing disaster risks and loss of lives, livelihood and health.
“We were also vibrant in food distribution during the lock down period,” he said.
Mr. Simons Sekyim who was joined by his staff to commemorate the day also mentioned that, the team has collected data with regards to the causes of road accidents happening on the Awoshie-Ablekuma, Pokuase highway and how it can be curbed before is fully opened to motorist.
He said: “Again we are inspecting and sensitizing JHS 2 pupils who have resumed school on the need to keep adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols to keep safe. We also distributed face masks and hand sanitizers to the JHS 2 pupils.”
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989 after a call by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) for a day to promote a global culture of Risk Awareness and disaster reduction.
In 2009, the UNGA officially designated 13th October as the date to commemorate the day.
The day is used to celebrate how people and communities all over the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and to raise awareness about the importance of reining or mitigating, in the risks that they face.