NADMO receives modern equipment

Maj McEvers presenting documents to Mr Kofi Portuphy   Photo,Seth OsabukleThe National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) received a fully equipped Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) worth $ 367,328.18 yesterday, to complement its efforts in disaster management.

The centre, funded by the Embassy of United States of America, will help NADMO to respond to emergency in time, using the modern technological equipment.

The Regional Bilateral Affairs Officer of the Embassy, Mr Maj McEvers, handed over the centre to the National Coordinator of NADMO, Mr Kofi Porturphy, and remarked that NADMO could now view emergency scenes live, from the EOC.

He said the centre, the first of its kind in Africa, would help NADMO to detect disasters and that personnel of NADMO have been trained to operate the equipment.

Mr McEvers was optimistic that the EOC would help NADMO to handle any disaster, and disclosed, some of the equipment had been deployed to NADMO offices in the districts, to ensure effective communication.

Mr Porturphy, received the equipment and thanked the embassy for partnering the government to handle disaster management in the country.

He said the NADMO, through the assitance of the United State Embassy had trained all its partners, including personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Red Cross Society to respond to emergencies.

He said the capacities of its partners have being built to save lives and property, in times of emergency.

By Bernard Benghan 

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