The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has cautioned the public to be wary of their surroundings by ensuring that their drains were free from debris and cooperate with state institutions to avoid disasters.
“Let us cooperate with NADMO, as Citizens with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hydrological Service Department, District Assemblies among others to ensure Disaster Risk Reduction in all our endeavours for our safety.’’
In a statement signed by Mr George Kwadwo Ayisi, Director of Communication, NADMO in Accra on Friday, to mark the third anniversary of the June 3, twin disaster, the organisation appealed to the public to create awareness among themselves of the imminence of disaster around them and the need to prevent them.
“We wish to soberly commemorate this day in the Disaster history of Ghana, not as a reminder of pain caused the nation by this complex disaster of flood and fire. NADMO wishes to commiserate with the families that lost their loved ones, property and their livelihood and empathise with the injured and say let’s as a people, resolve to say never again should our negligence and dereliction of duties lead us this way.”
On June 3, 2015, a combination of flood and leakage of gasoline led to the explosion of a fuel Pump Station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
The twin disaster which caused various degrees of injuries also saw several people losing their lives and property.