FEMA sensitizes FCT residents on disaster management
The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has held a oneday awareness and sensitization workshop on the role of government and stakeholders in disaster management in the FCT.
Speaking at the workshop, FEMA Director General Alhaji Abbas G. Idriss, said the objective of the workshop was to create synergy between stakeholders towards reducing disasters in the FCT.
He said the FCT has recorded cases of flooding, building collapse, road and air crashes, fire incidents, communal conflicts amongst others, saying there should be immediate response when such occur to reduce casualties.
“In view of the well reported changes in climate and rainfall patterns, I enjoin stakeholders here to engage in discussions with a view to proposing pragmatic, cost effective and sustainable solutions to the problems of flooding in the FCT.
“On our part, we are going to embark on aggressive sensitization and awareness campaigns through visitations, media and town hall meetings in all flood prone communities of the FCT,” he said.
In his address, Engr. Anthony Efediyi, Director Forecasting, Response and Mitigation of the agency, said the setting up of FEMA will help in managing disaster largely due to upsurge in the population of the FCT which has raised the tempo of socioeconomic and industrial activities in the territory.
He noted that the workshop will promote collaboration amongst stakeholders in disaster reduction and response in the FCT.
Vehicles and tricycles impounded at the VIO office in Mabushi at the weekend.