NADMO LEADS Education Minister and Delegation for Flood Assessment

On October 24, 2023, the Education Minister, Hon. Yaw Adutwum, led a distinguished delegation from his ministry to conduct an official visit to areas affected by dam spillage.

Mr. Seji Saji, the Deputy Director General of Technical and Reforms at NADMO who received the delegation, extended a warm welcome and acknowledged the immense challenges posed by the situation but highlighted NADMO's relentless efforts, with support from various Emergency Response Organizations, to provide relief and hope to the affected victims.

He emphasized NADMO's commitment to strengthening society's capacity for disaster prevention and management, enhancing the well-being of rural communities, and promoting social mobilization and employment generation.

Hon. Yaw Adutwum, the Education Minister, emphasized the necessity of assessing the impact of the dam spillage on education in the affected area. He also stressed the President's concern for ensuring continued education for the victims, even in their temporary shelters.
The Minister pledged to offer any necessary assistance to ensure that schools can operate without disruption despite the incident.

In his remarks, the Acting District Planning Officer, Mr. Selom Kpongor, pointed out that while some schools had been affected, others had served as safe havens for those affected by the disaster. This situation underscored the need for measures to ensure that school facilities would be available for use once the affected victims were resettled.

During the visit, the Minister and his delegation generously donated 440 bags of rice along with other supplies to be distributed among the victims. Notable attendees at the ceremony included the Volta Regional Minister, Deputy Education Minister, and Director General of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority, along with various heads of sectors from the Ministry, NADMO officers, the Municipal Chief Executive of North Tongue and other supporting agencies at the Emergency Operation Centre.