The Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly, held a stakeholders Consultative Meeting to review the municipality’s Disaster Risk Management Plan.
The main objectives of the meeting were to:
a) Train stakeholders on disaster management
b) Review the existing Disaster Risk Management Plan
Terminologies such as Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Prevention, Hazard, Risk, Coping Capacity, Disaster Mitigation, Disaster Response, and many others were defined and explained.
Also, relevant sections of the Local Governance Act to explain the role of District Assemblies in Disaster Management were explained. The meeting ended with a group work which required the to respond to the following questions:
What are the main risks identified in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality?
Who are affected/likely to be affected by these risks?
What are the possible ways of preventing them?
Who are the stakeholders involved?
In case of occurrence, how can we respond to bring relief to the affected