The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has cautioned the public to guard against six potential causes of disaster during the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivals.
In its pre-Christmas tidbits to ensure disaster-free festivities, NADMO advised the public to guard against domestic and industrial fires, bush fires, motor accidents, disasters associated with large human gatherings, social disorders or disturbances, as well as crime.
The Public Relations Office of the organisation, Major Nicholas Mensah (rtd), said domestic and industrial fires were mostly cause by the firing of five crackers (Knockouts), burning of used lorry tyres to usher in the new Year, excessive intake of alcohol which tendered to induce careless use of fire in homes, especially on Boxing Day, and overloading of electrical sockets for entertainment purposes. He cautioned the public to be on the lookout for any of those activities and advised relations and neighbours to be one another’s keeper for the safety of all.
“If all precautionary measures are taken and still one is faced with a disaster, please get in touch with NADMO on 021-772926; 020-2019090 or 028-9554061,” he stressed.
Source: Daily Graphic/Ghana
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