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Humanitarian Ambassador raises red-flag on Ghana’s disaster management preparedness

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A Humanitarian Ambassador with the Disasters Network Ghana, Kofi Ankomah Hagan is urging government to put measures in place to ensure a more rapid response with relief efforts in times of disasters.

He says government must realize that since disasters persist, there is every need to put measures ahead to at least save lives in the event of their occurrence.

He identified disaster prevention, ameliorating disaster effects and saving of lives as three major objects of disaster management every country must prioritize.

Mr. Ankomah Hagan says emergencies need a swift action of urgency and therefore requires adequate preparations ahead of time by every country. He is disappointed in the disaster management preparedness of Ghana.

Mr. Ankomah Hagan described the tidal waves that hit some coastal communities across the country in June this year, floods that caused damage and loss of lives in parts of the country in July this year as well as the fall army worm invasion of farms as disasters being suffered by people with less or without any support from government to reduce the effects of their difficulties.

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Mr. Ankomah Hagan said government owes it a responsibility to Ghanaians to resource NADMO adequately to deliver on its mandate.

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