The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaborations with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Norwegian Embassy on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 commissioned a 25M foot bridge at Alogboshie as part of the Community Resilience for Early Warning (CREW) Project.
Present at the ceremony were Hon. Ismael Ashietey (Greater Accra Regional Minister), Mr. Dominic Sam (UNDP Country Director), H.E Hege Hertsberg (Norwegian Ambassador), Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh (Director General of NADMO), Dr. Kingsford Asamoah (Project Manager CREW) and Mr. Emmanuel Nii (Chief of Alogboshie).
In his remarks, the Director General of NADMO, Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh said the commissioning of the bridge marks the beginning of a change in disaster management within the country, from response to disaster risk reduction (DRR). He also mentioned that in the coming weeks NADMO with its collaborators would be commissioning nine (9) comparable disaster risk reduction projects throughout the country.
The UNDP Country director, Mr. Dominic Sam and the Norwegian Ambassador, H.E Hege Hertsberg in their addresses said the construction of the bridge could be a life changer for the people of Alogboshie and that even during heavy rains; children would be able to move to and from school and back to their homes.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ismael Ashietey who delivered the key note address and later commissioned the foot bridge among others, also assured that the government’s priority as far as Disaster Management is concerned is to strengthen disaster risk reduction capacities by providing communities with the infrastructure, systems, and knowledge to build their resilience.