Ghanaian Chronicle

NADMO officials attend Int. Conference on Africa Risk Capacity

Date published: October 17, 2012

The Deputy National and Eastern Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Ebenezer Dusu and Mr. Ransford Owusu Boakye respectively, have benefited from a two-day workshop organised by the African Union (AU) on drought management.

About 40 participants from 15 countries, including Ghana, took part in the two-day workshop, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Apart from deliberations on how to manage drought, which has become a major nightmare for countries such as Uganda and Kenya, among other Africa countries, the conference was also to bring Africa together to form what is called the African Risk Capacity.

The policy, which is an insurance policy in nature, aims at supporting countries which would be affected with drought in particular, and other related disasters, with an amount of $30 million.

Speaking to the File in his office last Thursday, the Eastern Regional Coordinator described the conference as timely and most educative, as it offered him the opportunity to interact with other coordinators from other countries.

According to him, the conference would go a long way to improve on his work, and urged the government, particularly his management of his office, to send coordinators, and if possible, other junior staff to such conferences.

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