NADMO does not Distribute Money to Disaster Victims – NADMO Boss

Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Hon. Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh has debunked reports making rounds in certain media circles that the organisation was distributing various sums of money to disaster victims in the country.

He described such reports as complete untruths, adding that it was time the Ghanaian media did proper cross-checking of stories before putting it in the public domain.
According to him the $200,000 donation from the Government of Benin in October 2017 was solely meant for a specific purpose. “The $200,000 donated by the Government of Benin was meant to be used to support the families and surviving victims of the June 3 twin disaster that claimed over 100 lives,” he explained.

The NADMO Director-General was speaking at a ceremony in Accra to formally disburse the funds to families and surviving victims of the June 3 disaster. It was held at the new Accra Metropolitan Assembly office around the Tema Station in Accra.
Each of the surviving victims with severe injuries received a cheque for GHC10,000, and those with minor injuries received GHC8,000; whilst an amount of GHC40,000 was given to one of the victims who is still on admission at the 37 Military Hospital. He advised the beneficiaries to invest the money in ventures that will accrue them appropriate profits.

He, on behalf of the Government of Ghana expressed appreciation to the Benin government for the kind donation. He was also grateful to the A.M.A for its cooperation and the 7-member committee constituted to see to the proper disbursement of the funds.

The Mayor of A.M.A, Alhaji Mohammed Adjei Sowah called on Ghanaians to be conscious of their health and safety, adding, “Our own attitude of dumping waste into drains was a major contributory factor to the June 3 disaster. I urge you all not to be spectators but active citizens to make Accra a clean city.”
He was grateful to the Benin government for the support and the families and victims of the disaster for their cooperation with the committee to make the disbursement a success.

Madam Francois Martine Dossa, Benin Ambassador to Ghana, expressed sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives in the disaster. She said such an assistance from the 
Government of Benin to Ghana would further go to strengthen the already good relations between the two countries.
She assured the Ghanaian government of her country’s continued support, “Since we are brothers and sisters”.
In a brief remark, the leader of the beneficiaries, Mr. Thomas Sakyi was grateful to both governments for the kind gesture, saying “Never again should we allow such an unfortunate incident in our country.”

Other speakers at the function included Messrs Seji Saji, Chairman of the disbursement committee who doubles as the Deputy Director-General (Technical and Reforms, NADMO), Alhassan Andani, secretary to the committee and Mrs. Adelaide Annor-Kumi, Chief Director at the Ministry of the Interior.

National Competitive Bidding Invitation for Tenders (IFT) Goods - 2019

1. The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) intends to apply part of its budgetary allocation to fund eligible payments under the contract for its disaster preparedness management activities.

2. National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) now invites sealed Tenders from eligible tenderers to supply the following items as stated in the table below.










30 PCS






30 PCS






10 PCS

60 PCS




50 PCS

















33 PCS






20 PCS






20 PCS










10 PCS

200 PCS






20 PCS





 5 PCS




10 MAN




3. Tendering will be conducted through the procedures specified in the Public Procurement Act 2003, Act 663 as amended in Act 914, 2016 and in accordance with the Guidelines of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) of the Republic of Ghana.

4. Interested eligible Tenderers may obtain further information and inspect and purchase Tender Documents from the address given below between the hours of 09:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm each working day.

NADMO Headquarters near Brigade Quarters, Behind 37 Military Hospital, Room 14, Digital address: GA-009-7802.Telephone: 0302 780 221 / 0243 327 640.

5. Tenderers are required to submit the following statutory documents as part of their tender in addition to others specified in the Tender Data Sheet.

  • Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate
  • Valid IRS Clearance Certificate
  • Valid Labour Certificate
  • Valid VAT/NHIS Certificate among other essential documents and attachments.
  • Evidence of PPA Supplier/Contractor Registration Year 2019

6. A complete set of Tender documents may be purchased by interested Tenderers on the submission of a written application to be addressed to The Director-General NADMO Headquarters, Accra and upon a payment of a non-refundable fee of 200 Ghana Cedis (GH¢200) cash only starting from 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019.

7. Tenders must be delivered to the address given below on or before 10:30am on Wednesday, 14th August, 2019. Tenders shall be valid for a period of 118 days after the deadline for Tender submission.

8. All Tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security Two (2) percent (2%) of the Total Tender Price from a recognized Bank or Insurance House licensed by the National Insurance Commission.

9. Late Tenders will be rejected and returned unopened. Tenders will be opened on Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 at 11:00am in the presence of the Tenderers’ or their representatives who choose to attend at the address given below;

10. All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Director General
National Disaster Management Organisation
NADMO Headquarters
P. O. Box CT 3994
Cantonment - Accra, Ghana

Telephone: 0302 780 221 / 0243 327 640
Digital Address: GA-009-7802

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NADMO begins Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Assessment Tour

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.

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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.

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The Director-General participates in the 4th African meeting of Directors of Civil Protection in Algiers, Algeria

Hon.Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh Director-General of National Disaster Management Organization (Nadmo) participates in the 4th African meeting of Directors of Civil Protection in Algiers, Algeria 29th-30th September 2019

A two (2) day meeting of African Directors of Civil Protection in Algiers, Algeria was organised by the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO).

The 4th African meeting of Directors of Civil Protection is an international platform that brings countries and particularly Directors of civil Protection in Africa together to learn from the best practices of civil defence, policies and structures for the coordination, mitigation and reduction of disasters in and across Africa.

Nineteen (19) African countries participated in the meeting, which was officially opened by the Minister of interior and Local Government of Algeria Mr. Noreddine Bedoui. He encouraged Participants to coordinate among themselves and work towards policies that will help address the African Challenge.

The Director-General of NADMO Ghana Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh gave a presentation on the state of Nadmo Ghana and outlined some achievements of the organisation under his leadership. He also outlined some measures put in place towards the Disaster management and the forthcoming elections 2020 together with its possible outcomes.
He further touched on Ghana's alertness towards terrorism both from within and outside the country.

Also present at the 4th African meeting of Directors of civil Protection was the Secretary-General of ICDO Col. Belkacem Elketroussi, President of the ICDO General Assembly General Fiacre Fagnidi Kili and some key leadership of the Algerian civil Protection.

Hon.Agyeman Prempeh was accompanied by the Director of International Relations and Protocol of Nadmo Mr. Nana Asafo-Adjei Ayeh.

NADMO Marks IDDR With Quiz Programme

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaboration with Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, has organised a quiz programme dubbed “What Do You Know” to mark this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in Accra. It was under the theme “Reduce Disaster Damage to Critical Infrastructure and Disruption of Basic Services.

The colourful event, held at the Institute of Local Government Studies, was formally opened by Mr. Seji Saji, Deputy Director-General (Technical/Reforms) of NADMO. He, on behalf of NADMO’s Director-General, stressed the importance of protecting our critical infrastructure as a nation and also admonished citizens to take caution against the threats of disasters, particularly earthquakes.

“The theme for this year is timely for our nation as we have a major reason to protect our critical infrastructure. Even though we have been aware of this threat over the years, our actions and inactions in respect of this phenomenon have engendered for the nation a vulnerability of high proportion,” he noted. He mentioned the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Kotoka International Airport and the Weija Dam as some of the critical infrastructures that need pragmatic actions
He however, commended the President for setting up a committee to design and come out with a comprehensive framework for refocusing national earthquake preparedness and response.

The event also attracted participants from government agencies, civil society groups, the media, Schools and the private sector. Participating schools for the “what Do You Know Quiz” were; Tepa Senior High School, Tamale Senior High School, Abuakwa State College and the West Africa Senior High School. After a long hustle and tussle of keen disaster related questions and answer segments among the four schools, Abuakwa State College came up with 24 points earning them the 4TH position, Tamale Senior High School came up with 60 points earning them the 3rd position, whilst the West Africa Senior High School came 2nd with 67 points. The winner for the day, Tepa Senior High School came up with 77 points.
The students were awarded with various prizes. The quiz master was Mr. Dan Afari Yeboah
Mr. George Kwadwo Ayisi, Director of Communication for NADMO moderated the programme.



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NADMO leads Team to Distribute Hot Meal to the Vulnerable

NADMO LEADS TEAM TO DISTRIBUTE ONE HOT MEAL TO THE VULNERABLE 3The National Disaster Management Organization-NADMO, On Wednesday and Thursday 8th and 9th April, 2020, led a team of officials from the National headquarters and Staff of the various District offices, with the support of the Greater Accra Regional Director under the Directive of the Director-General to some Districts in Accra under the lockdown zones to distribute food to the VULNERABLE in those communities.

As part of the President's directive to give one hot meal to the VULNERABLE in the various Districts under lockdown, NADMO in partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection and the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development distributed cooked food to a number of people who are categorized as VULNERABLE, some of who live in places like;Maamobi,Nima Club 1000,Maamobi Market Area, and other communities in the Nima area,were served ONE HOT MEAL as part of the government's policy of feeding the VULNERABLE as a result of the lockdown in the forty Districts in the Greater Accra,Tema,Kasoa and the Greater Kumasi enclave.

The team also served food in the Malata Market Area and the Alajo Communities all in the Ayawaso Central District. The NADMO team and our partners also engaged in public Education of the Market women on Social distancing, and the need to keep and live in a hygienic environment,wash their hands often,use the hand sanitizer and observe all the Covid-19 safety protocols in order not to contract the disease nor infect others if one has the disease. The use of the nose-mask was also emphasized by the team.

A group of volunteers,in line with the President's admonition to all of us to be CITIZENS and not Spectators,joined the team at Ayawaso North District to do the distribution of the cooked food in the Maamobi/Nima enclave. The group of volunteers were led by the Parliamentary Candidate for the Npp in the area,Alhaji Manarf Osman Mohammed.

NADMO LEADS TEAM TO DISTRIBUTE ONE HOT MEAL TO THE VULNERABLE 2NADMO LEADS TEAM TO DISTRIBUTE ONE HOT MEAL TO THE VULNERABLE 4NADMO LEADS TEAM TO DISTRIBUTE ONE HOT MEAL TO THE VULNERABLE 1On the second day, the NADMO team went to the Ga North District and the Madina District. At the Ga North District, the team started the distribution with the first set of eight hundred packs of rice, jollof, and banku with fish in Communities like; ACP-Pokuase, Ofankor Sawmill,Tantra Hill-Muus, Rocky Down, Asofaa, Fiise and Amomole. The beneficiaries and other individuals in these communities we're grateful to the government of Ghana for the policy of giving food to the VULNERABLE in the society who are hardest hit by the lockdown. Some however had reservation with the distribution of the Hot meal or the cooked food, they would rather prefer the raw food like yam,rice,maize,oil, vegetables and cash we're given to them to do their own cooking. They were worried about the conditions under which the Caterers cooked the food and their health status, as to whether they are carriers of the Covid-19 or not. The Director of Communication of NADMO,in a bid to assure them of the wholesome nature of the food,ate some for them to see and also assured them it was safe for their consumption. The Ga North District Director of NADMO and his Staff, and Staff of the Social Welfare were part of the Team that did the distribution.

The Team concluded the day's work at the Madina District, where the District NADMO Director received us and led us to the MELCOLM AREA where members of the disabled Community were served their Hot meal.
The Team then moved to the Ayamba or Point 5 Community in Madina where about One hundred and fifty people in the community were fed. They we're grateful to the government for the exercise. They also wished the raw food stuffs we're given to them to do the cooking themselves.

The NADMO Team assured them their grievances will be relayed to the leadership of the program.

The exercise is a worthy one and it is helping the needy and vulnerable. We gave them the helplines for the Covid-19 feeding point which is; 0800800800 and 0900900900.

Thank you.

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By: NADMO Communication Directorate.

DVGs/Community Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihoods Support Department (CESLD)


  • Engage in Livelihoods Analysis, food security assessment and alternative livelihood support to Disaster Victims, vulnerable groups and Hazard Prone Communities.
  • Responsible for building Data Base of Hazards (agronomic Hazards) that may impact food security situation in the country
  • Contribute to food and nutrition situation analysis towards humanitarian intervention
  • Advice on programs and implement initiatives towards employment generation and poverty reduction of disaster victims and people living in disaster prone communities.
  • Build capacity of Disaster Volunteer Groups (DVGs) in employable skills and support these groups with environmentally sustainable livelihoods intervention
  • Create and implement alternative livelihoods intervention programs for communities whose major livelihood sources pose the risk of environmental degradation and pollution of water bodies.

192 Deportees arrive from Us, Libya

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in conjunction with other security agencies such as Ghana Immigration Service, the Police Service, Bureau of National Investigations and the Ghana Health Service on Tuesday 13 March, 2018, welcomed and received some Ghanaian deportees from the United States of America and Libya at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra

The deportees, most of who were in pensive moods, were taken through the necessary registration exercises after which they were assisted with tokens to help them go back to their respective destinations.

They were also taken through series of counseling upon arrival at the airport.

This move was to help the deportees identify themselves with their families and also help them integrate better into the society.In all, a total of Eighty Six people (86) were registered from the US and One Hundred and Six (106) people from Libya.

The team from the NADMO headquarters was led by Gavivina Tamakloe, Director in-charge of Relief and Reconstruction Department.

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NADMO together with other security agencies such as the Ghana Immigration Service, Police Service, Bureau of National Investigations, Ghana Health Services, amongst others on Thursday March 29, 2018 were at the Kotoka International Airport to welcome and receive and some Ghanaian deportees from the United Kingdom.

This gesture was to help the Deportees identify themselves with their families and also help them integrate better into the society.

A total of 10 people were registered upon arrival at the Airport from the UK.

The team from the NADMO headquarters was led by Mr. Gavivina

Tamakloe, Director in-charge of Relief and Reconstruction Department.


NADMO consoles family of 3 deceased children

Following reports of a fire incident at Klagon, a suburb of Tema on 25th March, 2018 which claimed the lives of 3 children, a team from the NADMO Headquarters led by the Deputy Director General, Technical and Reforms, Mr. Seji Saji visited the residence of the family of the 3 deceased children to commiserate with them.

According to the report, at about 5:30am, there was a fire outbreak at Klagon, which completely burnt down a wooden structure (Kiosk) housing the children and personal belongings of the family.

Narrating the unfortunate incident, the Assemblyman for the area, Mujeeb Kutia welcomed the delegation and said the fire was caused by a lit candle being used as a source of light for the victims who were then deeply asleep. This occurred in the absence of their father who was away at work and the mother who had gone to fetch water.

A visibly worried Seji Saji noted that upon receiving reports about the incident, he quickly organised his team and arranged for assistance for the family, adding, no amount of relief can replace the lives lost. A donation of assorted items including mattresses, buckets, plates, cups and rice amongst others were presented to support the victims. The Assemblyman, on behalf of the family, expressed appreciation to NADMO for the kind gesture.

Messrs, Rexford Okine and Gavivina Tamakloe, Directors in charge of Fires and Lightning and Relief and Reconstruction respectively were part of the delegation.


The administrative department performs a vital service in accordance with the overall objectives of the organization .These are to ensure that the personnel, tools and equipment, and support services of the organisation function in a very economical and efficient manner.

The immediate supervisor of the department is the Deputy National Co-ordinator (DNC) Administration. Directly under him is CDCO/Administration, the Director for General Services and Human Resources.

He has as his Deputies:

  • The Deputy Chief Disaster Control Officer - Human Resources
  • The Deputy Chief Disaster Control Officer - General Administration.

The administrative department has the under listed units and sections under it, which units and sections can be found at all levels, national, regional and districts:

  • Human resource
  • Registry
  • Secretarial/Computer section
  • Reception
  • Stationary stores
  • Transport
  • Estates
  • Security
  • Clinic/Health



The department is responsible for the provision of general services of the organization, co-ordination, and oversight of the activities of the Units and Sections under the General Services, and Human Resources Units.


  • The department provides General Administrative and Human Resources Services to the organization.
  • Plans and supervises the provision of General Administrative and Human Resources Services to the Organization.
  • Develops and reviews policies and makes recommendations or suggestions, with regard to the provision of General Services and Human Resources for adoption by Management.
  • Provides requisite data/information on matters relating to the units/sections under General Services and Human Resources to aid management’s decisions.
  • Handles all policy matters relating to Stationery (stores), Estates, office Equipment (Secretarial Unit) and the Registry Prepare policy and strategic documents.
  • Undertake Monitoring and Evaluation activities.
  • Embark on Public education and identity and image building, protection and restoration.
  • Assist in annual Budget preparation.
  • Identifies items for Procurement.
  • Ensures the provision of human and material resources (personnel, transport, estate, and health services) for the prevention, preparedness, emergency response and rehabilitation operations.
  • Responses to audit questions, implementation of audit reports, and responses to questions by Parliament on NADMO.
  • Seeks the protection, welfare and wellbeing of staff.
  • Monitors discipline and efficient performance by staff.
  • Co-ordinates the preparation of Annual, Half-year and quarterly reports and any others as requested.

Liaison with Other Directors or Heads Of Department
In pursuance of its objectives and for the efficient running of NADMO, staff in the department liaise with and support other Departments to strengthen the general administration and management of human and non-human resources for effective Disaster Management by the Organisation.

The DNC and CDCO/Administration initiates or actively participates in the formulation of new policies for the betterment of the organization. They among others.


The Hydrometeorological Disasters’ Department serves as the secretariat for the National Technical Committee on Hydrological Disasters. It carries out its activities in collaboration with its Technical Committee to deal with issues pertaining to floods, wind/rain storms and drought in the country.

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Monitoring & Evaluation, Research, Information &Training (MERIT) Department


  • Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Research (Statistics, Survey and Mapping, Library, Reporting and recommendation, and Investigative research).
  • Management Information Systems (ICT, Documentation and Publication, Public Affairs/Public Education).
  • Training (Career Development, Vocational Training, Specialist Training, Stakeholder Training/Joint Training).


  • Plan, design and execute NADMO’s strategy to develop and implement quality training programmes and capacity building.
  • Promote efficient management information systems within the organization and the general public.
  • Monitor and evaluate policies, reports, proposals and provide technical feed-back to ensure the use of best practices.
  • Liaising between the general public and the Organization.
  • Research into Disasters and Policy recommendation.
  • Data Management (Data collection, processing, analyzing and reporting).



  • General Administration.
  • Procurement (Cleaning).
  • Budget (Costing, Budgeting).
  • Accounts (Warehousing/Stores, Personal Emolument, Revenue, Expenditure, Salary Abstract)
  • Personnel (Welfare, Promotions, Recruitment and Replacement)
  • General Services (Stationery, Estates and Utilities, Office Equipment, Registry).
  • Legal.


  • Design and develop a control mechanism that ensures accurate and timely financial reporting in all areas of NADMO.
  • Coordinate the drawing up of financial plans for the organization and ensure the availability of adequate funds for smooth operations.
  • Ensure the implementation of effective accounting system.
  • Formulate strategies, policies and procedure for effective financial management.
  • Manage statutory reports, provide financial analysis and recommendation for management decision as well as ensures internal and legal compliance.
  • Mobilize funds for projects through bilateral, multilateral and donor agencies and countries.
  • Provide strategic direction for the effective management of the procurement function.
  • Coordinate and review all administrative activities at all levels.
  • Devise effective procedures for maintaining employees’ records system and the update of such information.
  • Provide technical input to the terms of reference for work by consultants in M&E of staff recruitment, placement and welfare.
  • Develop and establish the capacity to monitor, communicate and respond to the need of the organization’s employee.
  • Formulate and disseminate policy decisions and liaise with the appropriate authorities.


The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has the mandate to manage disasters and similar emergencies. This the organisation does with the help of experts of the technical committee drawn from stakeholder agencies and private individual.

Disasters and hazards in Ghana can be classified into the following groups.

  • Pest and Insect Infestation
  • Fires and Lightning
  • Disease Epidemics
  • Hydrometeorogical
  • Man-made
  • Geological Disasters
  • Nuclear and Radiological
  • Relief and Reconstruction

The Geological Disasters Department in NADMO addresses hazard types such as earthquakes, tsunamis, soil erosion, coastal erosion, expansive soils, mudslide and radon gas emissions in the country.

Most of these hazard types are natural but can be triggered through human activities. The department with the support of the Technical Committee on Geological Disasters advises the government on the prevention and mitigation of these disasters through workshops, trainings of stakeholders and sensitizing the public to strengthen their capacity in building a resilient environment.

The department also helps the districts to prepare its Disaster Management Plans as required under ACT 517. The department also facilitated the preparation and dissemination of Building Guide for Lightly Loaded Structures in disaster prone areas in Ghana to help mitigate disasters in Ghana.

The Nuclear and Radiological disasters department advises NADMO on mitigating nuclear and radiological emergencies in Ghana. This, the department does by sensitizing and training stakeholders effectively on radiation emergencies and where possible prevent their occurrence. The department facilitated the preparation and implementation of plans and procedures (which meet international standard) to manage nuclear and radiological emergencies in the country.

Educating stakeholders and the general public increases the nation’s capacity in building, planning and implementing disaster risk reduction activities.


The Department is active in disaster relief, post-emergency recovery projects as well as risk reduction programmes. It is essentially concerned with humanitarian relief interventions, rehabilitation of human/vulnerable groups affected by disasters and reconstruction of infrastructure. This is to enable affected victims overcome the stresses, traumas and enhances their recovery from disasters.

The Department is headed by a Chief Disaster Control Officer/Director who is responsible to the National Co-ordinator on the day-to-day administration of the Department. There are four units under the Directorate namely; Relief and Counselling, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Warehouse/Stores, and Refugee Settlement

Functions of the Department

  • Ensure that relief and rehabilitation activities are performed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent manner.
  • Draw and facilitate the development of plans to meet medium and long-term relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction needs.Ensure distribution of relief items to the regions and districts
  • Ensure human reception of deportees/returnees and their safe departure to their hometowns.
  • Monitor programme implementation and provide support in terms of information and planning of relief and reconstruction.
  • Set standards for assessment of relief/resettlement impact in emergency response programmes.
  • Collaborate with technical committee members to facilitate the setting up of structures to assist technical members to ensure that relief funds and items are managed effectively and efficiently.
  • Liaise with and solicit assistance from Local and International Agencies involved in relief operations.
  • Liaise with other departments.


Responsibilities/Duties of the Department are as follows:

  • Consideration of assessment reports on natural and man-made disasters from zonal offices;
  • Assessment of both natural and man-made disasters;
  • Rehabilitation of victims of disasters/internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable communities in collaboration with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other stakeholders;
  • Reception and Rehabilitation of Ghanaian returnees from foreign countries;
  • Provision of relief assistance to friendly African and other foreign countries ravaged by natural and man-made disasters;
  • Propagation of information on relief distribution and rehabilitation programmes at the nationwide;
  • Organising and providing relief to disaster victims country-wide
  • Forecasting and drawing yearly relief plans and counselling
  • Stockpiling, maintenance, distribute and monitoring of relief items.
  • Co-ordinating relief programmes in the country.
  • Other ad-hoc duties that can enhance relief distribution and rehabilitation of disaster victims and communities:
  • Organising and participating in awareness programmes etc. seminars, workshops, lectures, TV programmes
  • Training of staff on relief and counselling
  • Supervising of other subordinates
  • Effect needs assessment and registration of victims



Fire /Lightning Disasters and Disaster Volunteers Groups (DVG’s) Department is the unit that carries out the day to day activities of NADMO with regards to the management of fire and lightning disasters. Fire Disaster may be explained as a disaster, whose intensity and dimension is beyond the capability of normal fighting arrangement, resulting in unusual loss of lives, property and damage to environment.

Fire outbreaks are a daily occurrence and cover the following:

  • Domestic
  • Bush / Wild and EcologicalMarket Fires
  • Industrial / Commercial
  • Fires caused by lightning


  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at the community level, through livelihood development activities, training and other adaptation programmes.
  • Performing all duties and assignments referred by the National Coordinator.
  • Organizing meetings of the Technical Committee on Fires and Lightning and serve as secretary.
  • Ensuring implementation of the decisions of the Technical Committee on Fires and Lightning.
  • Monitoring and evaluating incidence(s) of fires and fire hazards and reporting to the National Coordinator and the Technical Committee on Fires and Lightning, for advice.
  • Ensuring the drawing and implementation of the Annual Plan of Action of the Fires and Lightning/DVGs unit.
  • Collation of information for writing and submission of situational, quarterly and annual reports of the department to the National Coordinator.
  • Assisting in the provision of relief and recovery programmes/packages for victims of fire disasters in collaboration with the Relief and Reconstruction unit.
  • Ensuring the formation of community based Disaster Volunteer Groups (DVGs) by all NADMO Secretariats in the country.
  • Assisting the Monitoring Evaluating Research Information and Training department (MERIT) to develop training manuals and programmes for enhancement of the capacity of the Disaster Volunteer Groups (DVGs)
  • Ensuring the sustainability of the DVG’s as agents for Climate Change Risk Management (CCRM) and vehicles for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction.



The Man-Made Disasters Department was set up to handle issues related to human induced disasters. The department is headed by a Chief Disaster Control Officer with nine (9) other supporting staff. The department is made up of four (4) units, namely; Conflict, Environment, Oil and Gas and Accident units.

Functions and Activities

The department:

  • Serves as a secretariat to the Man-Made Disasters Technical Advisory Committee to deal with issues related to Man-Made Disasters as well as coordinates the committees quarterly meetings to review and implement activities of the department
  • Collaborates with UN agencies in handling Refugee matters and ensures that Returnees are settled
  • Ensures that Internally Displaced Persons are settled
  • Collaborates with the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and other Stake holders on environmental issues
  • Collaborates with Ghana Police Service (MTTU) and other stake holders such as NRSC on accident related issues
  • Ensures that safety standards in the Oil and Gas Industry are adhered to.
  • Collaborates with the UN Agencies like, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, IOM, WFP and UN Resident Co-ordinators office in the management of refugee related issues
  • The department also collaborates with the Relief and Reconstruction department in the management of disaster related issues.

The department also does;

  • Regular damage assessment visit to conflict areas to ascertain what needs to be done
  • Regular assessment visit to LPG service stations to comply with safety standards
  • Regular assessment visit to service providers in the waste management industry
  • Periodical visit to Refugee camps to assess their needs



The Pest and Insect Infestation Department was set up to deal with problems associated with pest and insect disasters. NADMO recognizes that apart from water, the occurrence of pests, diseases and weeds is considered to be the next most important constraint to increasing food production.

Pests are organisms that cause harm to man, his crops, livestock and other possessions. Pest include; insects, nematodes, vertebrate animals, weeds, viruses, bacteria and disease-causing fungi. The damage they cause directly or indirectly may run into thousands of Ghana cedis annually. Therefore destabilizing lots of families especially people who depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

The hazard types that the department has dealt with over the year include; Insects such as Armyworm, Locust (Grasshoppers), Larger Grain Borer,Cape St. Paul’s Wilt (COCONUT TREE,) Cassava Mealybug ,Pawpaw Mealybug, Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus, Blackpod disease of cocoa, Pawpaw Mealybug, Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus, Blackpod disease of cocoa, Weeds Invasive Aquatic Weeds mostly Algal Bloom and Abuse and Misuse of Pesticides

Functions of the Department

  • The department serves as the secretariat of the Pest and Insect Infestations Disasters Technical Committee
  • Coordinate the activities of the Committee and facilitate the implementation of the plans and programmes of the committee
  • The committee is charged with the drawing up of plans and programmes for the management of pest and insect related disasters.These involve: Training, Preparedness planning and vulnerability reduction and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency response programmes
  • Activities of the Department

Some of the major emergencies the department has dealt with are:

  • Armyworm outbreak, Outbreak of variegated grasshopper, African Swine Fever, Anthrax, Wild Snails, Tomato Wilt Disease, Algal Bloom, Water Hyacinth (RIVER TANO) W/R, Avian Influenza
  • For the past years we have dealt with outbreak of Armyworm in Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Volta and Northern Regions. Nadmo in collaboration with the MoFA (PPRSD) helped to contain the outbreak.
  • A workshop was organized to educate farmers in the Offinso District on the Use and Abuse of Pesticides, since it has a potential to cause serious health problems to farmers and consumers of vegetables.
  • The department has collaborated with the Vetenary Services Department to contain disease outbreak in animals especially Anthrax, African swine fever and Avian Influenza.
  • Anthrax immunization exercise was organized for livestock farmers in the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern Region.
  • Anytime there is an outbreak of pest or disease members are called upon to assess and offer technical advice. The general public is then informed an educated through radio, TV and public fora.



The Disease Epidemics Department is responsible for the multi-sector coordination of the preparedness planning and emergency response activities in public health.This it does in close collaboration with Ghana Health Service, key national stakeholders, UN System and other Development Partners.

The department is responsible for the planning, design and implementation as well as monitoring of programs to develop and build national capacity on preventive and non-health interventions; to improve employee well-being and ensure business continuity.

The department plays the focal unit for international partnership on Pandemic Preparedness and Response planning between NADMO, USAFRICOM and other international bodies

It is also responsible for the development and design of training packages for capacity building in institutional pandemic preparedness and response as well other preventive health and non-health interventions strategies

It provides secretarial support to the National Technical Coordinating Committee on Disease Epidemics with the following responsibilities;

  • Development / review of plans, guidelines and action plans for preparedness and response to disease outbreaks
  • Constitute and develop terms of reference (TORs) for rapid assessment before an during outbreak situations
  • Development / review intervention programs to mitigate impact of outbreak incidents

It is also responsible for the development of IEC materials for public education and sensitization on endemic diseases with epidemic potential; (ie: Cholera, Influenza, CSM, etc) for public education


Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction


The Climate Change Disaster Risk Department undertakes the under listed functions:

  • Collect and collate information on CCA/DRR for dissemination to departments in NADMO and other stakeholders.
  • Undertake Education and sensitization on CCA/DRR issues at National, Regional and District levels.
  • Liaise with experts and stakeholders (governmental / non-governmental) to formulate and mainstream CC/DRR measures in plans, programmes and policies in response to emerging climate change issues.
  • Strengthen district/ regional capacities for planning, development and implementation of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction programmes.
  • Contribute to the effective implementation of the United Nations Conventions and Protocols relating to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Draw up, implement and evaluate Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction programmes at all levels of the organization.



The effective pursuit of the objectives of the department will complement Ghana Government efforts to create a more resilient society capable of responding and adapting to climate change through a reduction of the level of vulnerability of communities to:

  • Environmental challenges such as climate risk, drought, flood, land degradation.
  • The Economic impacts such as loss of livelihoods along the coasts, threats to water resources, energy generation and agriculture.
  • Socio-cultural challenges such as poverty ,health and gender related issues in DRR.
  • It will also assist to identify new opportunities presented to the nation due to the changing phenomena.


National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) coordinates and actively participates in the response to emergencies alongside the other emergency response organisations, hence the creation of an Operations Department. The Operations department has an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) where all emergencies are first reported. There are communication gadgets mounted to receive and disseminate information. The EOC is activated during emergencies.

The activities of the department gave birth to the Rapid Response Unit now the Urban Search and Rescue Unit. The department also have an operations room which operates 24hours a day and 7 days a week. The Operations room is manned by the personnel of the Urban Search and Rescue Unit who are divided into three (3) syndicates and rotate in three (3) shifts. The unit comprises Ex -Servicemen and men and women who had had training from the military and the Fire Service.
Activities of the Department

During rescue emergencies like Floods, Fire Outbreaks, Road Traffic Accidents, Collapsed of Buildings, Fallen Trees and any other forms of emergencies. The Unit has the following rescue machines to use. These include the following;

  • Extrication Machines
  • Spreaders
  • Cutters
  • Chain Saws
  • Water Pumping Machines
  • Outboard Motors And Boats
  • Life Jackets and Others
  • List of Equipment and What It Is Used For
  • Pumping Machines - Used in pumping water in times of flood disasters
  • Outboard Motor and Boats -Used in evacuating trapped flood disaster victims
  • Life Jacket -Used to rescue flood victims and also used by rescue men in their operation
  • Extrication Machines- Used in rescuing victims trapped in vehicular Accidents
  • Disc cutter / Spreader - Used in cutting metal in times of accident
  • Chain Saw - Used in cutting trees
  • Tower Lux - Used to provide light at places where there are no electricity powers

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