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General News of Monday, 16 February 2009

Source: GNA

NADMO warns residents of Kumasi.

Kumasi, Feb. 16, GNA - The Ashanti Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has cautioned residents of the Kumasi Metropolis to take pro-active measures to protect lives and property as the rainy season draws near.

A statement signed by Mr Richard Antwi -Boasiako, Acting Regional Co-ordinator of the Organization and issued in Kumasi on Monday, stated that the Secretariat had received information from the Meteorological Agency that the metropolis could have continuous rains with strong winds from Monday February 16 to Friday February 20, which could cause havoc. "It is therefore advised that residents who live along flood-prone areas in Kumasi and its environs to take the necessary precautions to forestall any disaster".

The statement indicated that in case of emergency or any unfortunate occurrences during the rains, residents should not hesitate to call the Police, NADMO, Fire Service, Army or the Regional Co-ordinator of the Organization for assistance.