The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has four zonal councils created under the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly. NADMO is the Government agency that is responsible for the management of Disasters as well as other emergencies in Ghana.

The theme of UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 is “Fighting inequality for a resilient future.This year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction addresses the connection between disasters and inequality. Disasters and inequality are two sides of the same coin. Each adversity reinforces the other: unequal access to services leaves the most vulnerable exposed to the danger of disasters; while the effects of disasters exacerbate inequalities and push the most at risk further into poverty.

International days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.

The 13th day of October, 2023 has been designated for the celebration and observation of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. This years’ celebration was marked on the 25th October, 2023 within the Kpone Municipal Assembly; precisely within the Kpone Area Council.

On 25th October, 2023, NADMO organized a seminar to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. This event focused on the critical issues of flood and fire disasters, aiming to raise awareness, share knowledge, and promotes effective strategies for disaster risk reduction.

It was observed with two seminars with two institutions working with young people; Methodist Primary & Junior High Schools and Presbyterian Primary & Junior High Schools, all in Kpone.


The seminar had the following primary objectives:

  1. To foster awareness about the significance of disaster risk reduction in combating flood and fire disasters.
  2. To exchange information and best practices related to flood and fire disaster management.
  3. To promote a multi-stakeholder approach to disaster risk reduction and preparedness.


The seminar featured a range of activities, including presentations by key expertise and professionals, interactive sessions and some demonstrations. Some of the key highlights include:

  • Presentations on Fire
  • Presentation on Flood

The seminar marked the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction with a focus on flood and fire disasters, reinforcing the importance of proactive measures in reducing disaster risks. The event successfully brought together experts, and community representatives (teachers, students and pupils), facilitating valuable discussions and knowledge sharing. It is imperative that we continue to work together to build resilience, mitigate risks, and protect our communities from these devastating disasters. It came out strongly to start Clubs in these two schools for young people to willingly join; they will serve as Disaster Reduction Ambassadors in their Communities.


  • The programs were well appreciated by the people of the community and they asked for more engagement of such nature
  • Logistics like cars or motorbikes, megaphones should be provided to help NADMO staffs intensify the education programs.


In conclusion, we are confident that management will take appropriative steps to resolve the aforementioned challenges in the manner that would boost the operations of the department as far as disaster prevention and management is concerned in the Municipality.