To achieve the objective of NADMO (section 2 of Act 927), to manage disasters and similar emergencies and to develop the capacities of communities to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies, and as part of proactive measures envisioned by the Director General, Hon Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, NADMO is embarking on a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Capacity Assessment in the Tema West Municipal Assembly.
A team led by Mr. Richard Amo Yartey, Director for Inspectorate at the National headquarters of NADMO, together with the leadership of Tema West Municipal Directorate of NADMO, on Monday September 9, 2019, commenced the DRR Capacity Assessment program.
Addressing the media and representatives of various industries in Tema West, Mr. Amo Yartey explained that the purpose of the exercise was to assess the Disaster Risk Reduction capacity of industries in order to help develop them.
He further said, this exercise would help NADMO to know the existing capacity of industries, identify gaps and to engage industry players to close these gaps. He also urged industry players to know their environment, that is; the hazards confronting them, put in place preventive, mitigation and adaptation measures and also to know the appropriate agencies to call on for mitigation and response.
Expressing their views, representatives of some industries visited, welcomed the proactive stands taken by NADMO and pledged their support. They called for continuous engagement with NADMO to ensure DRR compliance. They also urged their colleagues to open their doors to NADMO. The team has already visited Kasapreko, Coca Cola, Royal Crown, D-United Foods (Indomie), Akwaaba Oil Refinery, Maxxis, Weave Ghana, Equator Foods, Strong Plast, Parleys, Polytank, Nurevas, KGM, DPS, Afrotropic amongst others.
The project which is expected to cover 85 industries in the Tema West Municipality will be extended to other districts, municipal and metropolitan areas.
Other members of the team were the NADMO Municipal Director for Tema West, Mr. Michael Laweh, his deputy, Mary Enno, Mr. Lambert Donkor, Communications Officer from the National head office on the project as well as other supporting staff of NADMO in the municipality.