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'NADMO prepared to manage any future Earthquake disaster'

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The Director of Communication for National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), George Ayisi has sai, the organization is ready and well prepared to manage any future Earthquake disaster in the Country.

Speaking on GBC’s Uniiq FM’s Current Affairs Program, ‘Focus’, Mr Ayisi said NADMO as an institution cannot prevent natural disasters but rather sensitize the communities and to create knowledge and awareness among the populates in other for them to prepare effectively towards it.
He then added that education is key when it comes to natural disaster preparation
He then advised that there is the need for state institutions in charge of Natural disasters to sit up.
According to the Senior Seismologist of the Ghana Geological Survey Authority, Nicholas Opoku,there is the need for the nation and its citizen to prepare towards any future earthquake. To him, such disaster is likely to strike any time and as to when it does is not known even to the experts of the Field.
A Civil Engineer, Ben Arther added that people should seek professional advise before any building or infrastructure is put up especially the prone areas like the coastal Zones.
On the same issue, the Formal Director of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information at the University of Ghana, Prof. Amamo Okyere noted that gradually the earth is increasingly becoming more prone to Earthquake due to human activities(man made earthquake).
The panelist addressed the issue of earthquake as the Ghana GEOLOGICAL Survey Authority warned that multiple earth tremor experienced in some parts of Greater Accra Region over the years as an indication of a possible earthquake of greater magnitude in the future.
By: Adu Boahen Mabel

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