NADMO holds Orientation for National Service Personnel

Fifty four (54) National Service personnel posted to the National Disaster Management Organisation have undergone an orientation exercise organised at the NADMO headquarters in Accra last week.

Director-General of NADMO, Hon. Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh who welcomed the service personnel, used the occasion to call on Ghanaians to develop interest in issues about disaster risk reduction (DRR), adding, “I was so moved when I went to Singapore recently and saw that the country has introduced DRR in its school curricular starting from the kindergarten level.”

He urged school authorities in the country to encourage pupils and students to show interest in DRR issues, stressing, NADMO was working to further intensify its “Catch Them Young” project where young people are encouraged to embrace DRR without any form of compulsion.

He was hopeful that more people would also join the various disaster clubs currently available in tertiary institutions like the University of Ghana, KNUST and UCC.

Hon. Agyeman-Prempeh advised the service personnel to focus on the reason for which they have been posted to NADMO. “I will advise you to be serious with your work; show humility by respecting your supervisors in the office and don’t align yourselves with gossips but with people who can contribute meaningfully into your respective field of work; by this you will make your parents and the country proud. I wish you a happy stay at NADMO”.

Directors of the various departments then took turns to explain the functions and responsibilities to the service personnel.

Mr. George Ayisi, the Director in charge of Communications of NADMO, was the first to make his presentation.

UN Agencies

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