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NADMO must intensify its education on various forms of disasters – Betty Osei Bonsu

Betty Osei Bonsu, Project Coordinator of Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) has urged the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to intensify its public education on the various forms of disasters. especially on how and where they could happen. She asserts such education could reduce the risks and casualties of environmental disasters in the country.

Miss Osei Bonsu said this following a catastrophic explosion at Appiatse, a village within the Western region of Ghana, where numerous casualties and properties were claimed. She reiterated that NADMO has a huge role to play in conscientizing the minds of the people on how the human environment is prone to various forms of disaster. She believes the organization must do more than what it is doing now.

“NADMO must be in charge of educating people on disasters and other environmental situations. Some organizations are doing well to educate the people on disasters. For instance, my organization, GAYO. Yearly, we partner with organizations including Africa Youth Advisory for Disaster Risk Reduction (AYAB DRR), Ghana National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Accra Office to organize national awareness on Disasters. This is done in commemoration to the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) where we embark on sensitization programs to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) using quiz competitions for senior high schools.

“Although some organizations are doing well, it is the key responsibility of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to ensure that citizens are aware of disasters. They must ensure that citizens can put precautionary measures to protect themselves from serious damages even if disasters occur

“For, example people must know that when there’s a fire outbreak they shouldn’t move towards it, many Ghanaians do this almost all the time.  People decide to go towards the fire to even record with their phones.

“NADMO must put in a shift especially in this regard. Ghanaians must be aware of proactive safety measures. We don’t see flyers or social media adverts or billboards cautioning people about disasters”. she added


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