There’s an pressing want for Ghana to adequately put together for the correct administration of disasters and different emergencies because the dangers of terrorism, pandemics and excessive pure disasters intensify world wide.
In keeping with the Ambassador of Israel to Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Madam Shlomit Sufa, getting ready, forecasting and responding in a well timed method to emergency conditions, have been key components to saving lives and stopping long-term financial implications.
She was talking at a discussion board organised in Accra by the Israeli Financial and Commerce Mission Embassy to Ghana, in collaboration with NADMO to debate Ghana’s catastrophe threat discount technique.
The ambassador acknowledged that the State of Israel has needed to take care of quite a few mass incidental casualties largely attributable to terrorism.
Consequently, Israel she stated, had developed sensible nationwide preparedness insurance policies for responding to such occasions.
She stated “Israel’s emergency administration system contains contingency planning, command and management, centrally coordinated response, cooperation and capability constructing.”
Madam Sufa hoped that a few of Israel’s revolutionary options may very well be utilized in Ghana to boost emergency preparedness and disaster administration.
Director Basic of the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Organisation (NADMO), Mr Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh in his deal with stated know-how and collaboration have been key enablers within the growth and implementation of a multi-hazard strategy to early warning and broader threat discount.
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He cited the devastating fireplace and flood catastrophe of June 3, 2015 the place about 150 individuals misplaced their lives, as a typical instance of a multi-disaster emergency that required a sophisticated know-how to cope with.
He indicated that Ghana as a rustic had recorded a variety of disasters, with flooding being the commonest amongst them, occurring yearly.
Relating the potential of an earthquake occurring within the nation, he stated Ghana couldn’t rule that out, as there had been quite a few tremors occurring over the previous few years.
He revealed that information on the Ghana Geological Survey indicated a collection of roughly 11 earth tremors on December 12, 2022, spanning almost two and half hours.
This, he stated had grow to be a supply of nice concern with worry and panic rising within the minds of many individuals.
On his half the Head of Israeli Financial and Commerce Mission to Ghana, Mr Yaniv Tessel reiterated the necessity for Ghana to seek out revolutionary technique of tackling floods and different disasters within the nation.