Disaster risk programme launched in Berbice

“We cannot prevent or stop a natural disaster, but we can reduce its impact on our lives – and we can only do so through preparation”.

This was the message of Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission Director General, Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup, to Berbicians at the official launching on June 10th of the National Public Education and Information Campaign on Disaster Risk Manage-ment.

The forum held at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Building in Vryman’s Erven, New Amsterdam, saw the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) kick-starting a sensitization drive aimed at “preparing communities to take responsibility for their own safety” in the event of a natural disaster.

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