Jubilee House, Korle Bu, Akosombo Dam on earthquake lines; risk collapse - NADMo warns

Jubilee House, Korle Bu, Akosombo Dam on earthquake lines; risk collapse - NADMo warns

- NADMO has warned that of a possible collapse of some key national facilities due to the earthquake

-They include the Jubilee House, Kotoka International Airport, Tema Harbor, the Akosombo dam

- According to the Director-General of NADMO, Eric Nana Agyemang, experts say the facilities fall within large earthquake-prone zones

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The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has warned that of a possible collapse of some key national facilities due to the earthquake.

According to NADMo, key national assets, like the Jubilee House, Kotoka International Airport, Tema Harbor, the Akosombo dam, and Korle-Bu teaching hospital, are at risk of collapsing when an earthquake strikes.

According to the Director-General of NADMO, Eric Nana Agyemang, experts say the facilities fall within large earthquake-prone zones.

Jubilee House, Korle Bu, Akosombo Dam, Others Risk Destruction By Earthquake
Jubilee House, Korle Bu, Akosombo Dam, Others Risk Destruction By Earthquake
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This zones he said stretches between the Volta, Greater Accra, Eastern, and the Central Regions.

“It is confusing to know that almost all critical state infrastructures are on the fault line,” t

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Eric Agyemang noted that the government was working to mitigate the natural disaster’s impact if it happens.

In a report filed by theGhanareport, Eric Agyemang said investing in earthquake resilience will be worth all the efforts.

Ghana has recorded four major earthquakes, the last one being the most devastating, resulting in 17 deaths and 133 injuries.

They occurred in 1636,1862, 1906 and recently in 1939.

The 1939 earthquake led to the resettlement of hundreds of people in the capital Accra.

In recent times, there have been reports of earth tremors in some parts of the country.

Shifting to politics, the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has called for diversity in the selection of flagbearers for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to him, the time has come for the governing party to wean itself from the ‘Akan party’ tag by choosing flagbearers from different tribes.

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“…It is wise that after choosing two Akans – former President Kufuor and current President Akufo-Addo – we present a flagbearer candidate with different ethnicity,” the Suame MP stated on The Probe on Joy News.

He said despite knowing that not everyone will agree with him and that is the beauty of democracy, “I think it is not good for a party which has been accused by some as being overly Akanistic in nature.”

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