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The Regional Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Archibald Cobbina, has launched a clean-up exercise, dubbed “Operation Prevent Disaster” in Greater Accra at Kantamanto.
According to him, the clean-up exercise includes desilting of major and minor gutters, cleaning and clearing of anything that can cause disaster in the region.
“As we all know, the rains are here and as a matter of urgency, we cannot sit idle for what happened last 2 years to repeat itself,” he stated.
“I will plead with corporate and private entities to support OPD with logistics and other preventive materials to prevent any future disaster,” Archibald further stated.
The deputy Greater Accra regional Minister, Elizabeth Sackey, said the region suffers flooding every year and this has affected businesses forcing some to relocate.
Also, she said every year, businesses in Greater Accra lose billions of Ghana Cedis due to the flood that they experience when it rains and due to that many of them have folded up while others have relocated.
Hon. Elizabeth Sackey urged Ghanaians to support Greater Accra NADMO to succeed in their Operation Prevent Disaster Project.
She used the occasion to unveil the appointment of Miss Afia Adutwumwaa Mmrosa of UTV and Philippa Baafi, a Musician as Greater Accra NADMO Ambassadors.
OPD is categorized into 5 zones, they follows;
Zone 1. Accra Metropolitan Assembly
Zone 2. Madina, Adenta, Ga East, Shai Osudoku.
Zone 3. Ga Central, Ga South, Ga West
Zone 4. Lemma, Tema, Kpone Katamanso, Ashaiman.
Zone 5. Ningo Prampram, Ada East, Ada West.
Source: Isaac Obeng