THE Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) is to set up a special fund to assist victims of various disasters in the region, the Regional Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Kwasi Annan Frimpong, has stated.
He said the move formed part of measures to be put in place to mitigate the suffering of disaster victims in the region.
Mr Frimpong made this known at the inauguration of the Tain District Disaster Management Committee at Nsawkaw.
He further said when the fund was set up, all municipal and district assemblies in the region would be made to make monthly contributions to it.
“NADMO cannot meet the demand of every disaster victim in the country, hence the need for such a fund,” he stated.
Mr Frimpong charged the committee to work hard to reduce the regular occurrence of disasters in the region, especially bush fires which were rampant in the Tain District.
Earlier, in a welcoming address, the Tain District NADMO Co-ordinator, Mr Ofori Twumasi, had appealed to the national secretariat of the organisation to adequately resource the district office for it to live up to expectation.
The Tain District Information Officer, Mr Amos Mensah, also appealed to the assembly to support the Information Services Department and the anti-bush fire campaign team to intensify their educational campaigns to avert the ever increasing cases of bush fires in the district.