NADMO PRESENTATION AT STAKEHOLDER FORUM ON THE SPILLAGE OF THE BAGRE DAM, 2022.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is the only constitutional mandated Government Agency establish by an act of parliament (Act 517) of 1996 (assented on 11th September,1996) and was (GAZETTED on 27th September, 1996) which was also amended by parliament to Act 927 of September, 2016 to enable the organization function more efficiently on the management of areas affected by disasters and other emergencies in the Country.

MISSION
TO MANAGE DISASTERS BY CO-ORDINATING THE RESOURCES OF GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, AND DEVELOPING CAPACITY OF COMMUNITIES TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO DISASTERS AND IMPROVE LIVELIHOOD THROUGH SOCIAL MOBILIZATION, EMPLOYMENT GENERATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION.

VISION
NADMO SEEKS TO BUILD A DISASTER RESILIENT NATION.
SOME CORE FUNCTIONS OF NADMO

NADMO is responsible for the implementation of Government Policy on Disaster Prevention, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Risk Management.

Prepare National, Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Disaster management plans for preventing and mitigating the consequences of disasters .

Monitor, Evaluate and update National, Regional, MMD’s disaster management plans, and also to collate and preserve data on disasters in the Country.

4. Ensure the establishment of adequate facilities, technical training and institution of educational programmes to provide public awareness warning systems and general preparedness for its staff and the general public.

5. Stockpile relief items and manage, co-ordinate and supervise the distribution of relief items.

Provide first line response in the event of a disaster.

7. Co-ordinate local and international support for disaster or emergency control, relief services and reconstruction.

RESPONSIBILITY OF REGIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IN THE EVENT OF A REGIONAL DISASTER
The respective Regional Disaster Management Committee has the responsibility for the co-ordination and management of a disaster that occurs in the region.
The Regional Disaster Management Committee shall perform its functions in accordance with any directives issued by the Hon. Regional Minister.

REGIONAL DISASTER
Where a disaster occurs or threatens to occur in the Region, the affected Region shall:
Inform the National Secretariat of the disaster and of the initial assessment of the magnitude and severity or potential magnitude and severity of the disaster.
Alert stakeholders concerned with disaster management in the Region capable of granting assistance in the circumstance.
Initiate the implementation of contingency plan and emergency procedures that are applicable in the circumstances.

FUNCTIONS OF THE METROPOLITAN, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT DISASTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Disaster Management Committee shall:-
Prepare plans for the MMD to prevent and mitigate disasters in its area of authority.
Maintain a close liaison with the Regional Disaster Management Committee in drawing up its plans .
Perform in the MMD’s the functions directed by the council or the Director General of NADMO.

ACHIEVEMENTS 2022
The department has made some gains over the first quarter of the year 2022
Preparation of flood contingency action plans for two Municipalities and the Regional Disaster management Committee
East Mamprusi Municipal
West Mamprusi Municipal
North East Regional Disaster management Committee, with support from WFP

Three days Simulation Exercise for two Municipal Disaster management Committee Members and the North East Regional Disaster management Committee Members with support from WFP
Public sensitizations on Bush fires, Commercial fires, and Domestic fires.
Public sensitization on Windstorm / rainstorm on going
 
Relief administration to some affected victims
 
Effective Data collection on recorded disasters
 
Construction of five (5) Single bricks bedrooms for flood victims in Kpatrorigu, Gaagbini, Banawa and Kata with the support from Ecowas
 
Construction of two (2) boreholes at Gbema in the Mampurugu Moaduri District and Manga in the West Mamprusi Municipal with support from ECOWAS Commission.

DISASTERSWIND/RAINSTORM 2022

Total number of persons affected, = 4496
Total number of houses affected = 113
Total number of communities affected= 29
Total number of households affected = 171
Total number of schools affected = 10
Total number of stores affected = 18
Total number of deaths recorded = 3
Total number of injured persons = 2

Number of communities, persons, acres and houses affected 2020 FLOODS

Total number of persons affected, both farmlands and rooms collapsed = 55,638
Total number of persons affected due to rooms collapsing = 13,469
Total number of persons affected due to farmlands been submerged = 42,169
Total number of persons displaced = 13,469
Total number of rooms collapsed = 10,973
Total number of farmlands (Acres) affected = 5,194.9
Total yield loss (mt) = 9,743.11

FLOOD REPORT 2021

Total number of persons affected, both farmlands and rooms collapsed = 15,783
Total number of rooms collapsed = 771
Total number of persons displaced = 2,028
Total number of farmlands (Acres) affected = 1,909

Spillage of the Bagre Dam 2022 NADMO North East is currently doing the following

Community sensitization by all Zonal Directors across the Region

Engaging the media and using the media outlets to send out information on the spillage and the need for those living downstream to move to higher grounds

A communiqué was released by Nadmo North East Region to ALL media houses, Social Media platforms ETC on the imminent spillage of the Dam

CHALLENGES
Access to health care in some cutoff communities is a challenge. maternal and child health services is currently unavailable because the CHPS compounds in most affected communities are under staff and staff were not able to assess the communities where the CHPS compounds were located.

NADMO do not have adequate resources to do rapid assessments and they did not have the funds to organize coordination meetings.

NADMO and departments that form the regional team needs institutional capacity building support to upgrade the skills of staff at the local level to help them undertake assessments and respond better to disasters in future.
Displaced persons are forced to live with relatives, in schools, and private building in some communities, NADMO need to construct safe heavens to house displaced persons.
Inadequate supply of Food relieve for the displaced people and communities that are totally flooded

NADMO still has inadequate logistic and human resources at the MDA and zonal levels. Items such as rafts and live jets or reaching cut-off areas post challenges

Needs. In addition, the offices lack communication equipment, computers etc. to compile and share information.
Preparedness, capacity and coordination within key sectors is a challenge in North East Regions.

Human and logistical capacity of NADMO to deliver especially at the decentralized level (district and zonal levels) is not enough to respond adequately.

CONSIDERATION/RECOMMENDATIONS
To facilitate the delivery of prompt response to persons with those specific needs, without necessarily declaring a state of emergency, there is the need to strengthening the capacity of NADMO in coordination, preparedness and response to provide the required (optimum) level of technical support. Particularly at the decentralized level. In this regard, existing sectoral platforms should be explored and their focus on emergency/humanitarian response issues enhanced.

Mechanisms for collating data, preparation and response information, to and from NADMO, and commitment of all partners in that regard, needs to be reviewed to improve response time and coverage, and to avoid duplication of efforts.
THANK YOU NADMO: PREVENTION PAYS

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