The Director General for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh has urged stakeholders at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference to take great interest and learn from all information and network available at COP26.
He made this statement when he led the NADMO Delegation to present a statement on Climate Change and Photo Exhibition at the ongoing United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland.
“As expressed by our President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghana is rising to the call to reduce emissions. On our part, we have put together a photo exhibition and a documentary which seeks to tell our story from the past, present and future.” He noted
According to the NADMO Boss, Ghana as a country is bearing the brunt of climate change just as other countries all over the world. He said, it is obvious from the high number of attendees to the COP26 that there is growing interest and concern for the planet.
Touching on the theme, ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’, he highlighted some of the effects of Climate change on Disaster Management. Predominantly, Droughts, Floods and Bush fires have been on the rise in the past two decades.
“I must emphasize that Climate change comes with attendant issues, some of which includes Migration, Conflicts, Food insecurity, Health risks, Loss of livelihood and National economic losses.” NADMO Boss stated
Mr. Agyemang-Prempeh said NADMO as a coordinating Agency that works tirelessly with all other relevant institutions both government and non government institutions to mitigate, adapt and build resilience for communities against these hazards.
Present with him were Madam Charlotte Norman; Director of Climate Change , Mr. Thomas Forkuo , Director of Reforms , Mr. Asafo Adjei Ayeh; Director of International Relations and Mr. Mustapha Ahmed , Upper West Director.