3rd June 2015 Disaster Special Disbursement Committee Sworn In

3rd June 2015 Disaster Special Disbursement Committee Sworn In

Disbursement Committee Mr Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister on Tuesday, inaugurated the Special Disbursement Committee for the June 3rd 2015 Twin Disaster.

The seven-member Committee, is under the Chairmanship of Mr Seji Saji, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Deputy Director-General in-charge of Technical and Reforms.

Other Members include Mr Gavivina Y. Tamaklo, NADMO Director, Reconstruction and Mitigation; Lieutenant Colonel Oduro, Office of the Chief of Staff; and Mr Henry Nii Lante Plange, Metro, NADMO Director.

The rest are Mr Julius Azumah, Central Administration, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA); Mr Ellis Commey, Finance Department, AMA and Mr E. Andani Mahamudu, Director for Relief, NADMO Headquarters.

On the 3rd of June 2015, the country experienced a major disaster, which resulted in the loss of many lives and property.

The incident was the result of heavy torrential rainfall, which started in the late hours of Tuesday 2nd June and continued into 3rd June 2015 leading to severe flooding in several part of the country of the country and Accra being the worst affected.

The heavy downpour caused many commuters as well as person around the Pedestrians shopping mall around the Ghana Commercial Bank Tower to seek shelter in the nearby Goil Filling Station near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

The rising flood waters resulted in the loss of several lives as well as destruction of property.

There was also a fire explosion at the Filling Station resulting in loss of several lives as well as injuries to many others and not forgetting the destruction of properties.

Mr Dery said NADMO together with the other Security Agencies evacuated the injured person for medical attention and the dead to the morgues of the 37 Military Hospital, Police Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Ridge Hospital.

He said the Government responded through NADMO by providing for the victims of both the flood and the fire incidents.He said the victims who were displaced from their homes were supported with the needed food and the non-food relief items.Mr Dery noted that, however, the 160 fatalities and 65 victims with various degrees of burn/injury needed special care.He said out of the total number of deaths, only 110 were identified and claimed by families for burial.He said the Government supported 96 out of the 110 bereaved families with an amount of GHC10, 000 each towards the burial and funeral rites.The Minister said the remaining 14 families were not compensated due to uncertainties surrounding their next of kin.He said the […]

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