KAGADI DEVELOPS DISASTER CONTINGENCY PLAN
By Chris M Bruno
KAGADI: Kagadi district local government in partnership with UNICEF, World Vision and the Office of the Prime Minister have developed the district disaster Contingency plan with a two day simulation exercise held at its headquarters.
The disaster contingency plan helps the organizations to foresee and respond to emergencies like epidermis, droughts, famine among other disasters.
The journey started in September 2022 with the equipping of the district technical and political leaders with skills and knowledge on disaster preparedness and response in a four day training workshop that targeted the District and Sub-county Disaster management committees from 14 lower local governments.
Suzan Birungi Nyakojo, the Emergency Officer for UNICEF Mbarara Zonal office explained that the formulation of the DDMC was a fulfilment of the OPM policy that requires every district to have a disaster contingency plan.
She further cautioned the residents to desist from self-medication but should instead consult the health experts in case of any health complications.
Akollo Mary Helen, the disaster Management Manager for world Vision urged the Kagadi disaster management team to work hand in hand with other partners to ensure that the district contingency plan is used to prepare for the disasters in the district.
Mugisa Peter Sebugwaho, the Kagadi district Vice Chairperson is optimistic that the District Disaster contingency plan will help the district in fighting disasters like Ebola, Cholera, floods among others in the district.
Edward Bisangabasaija, the Kagadi district Principal Assistant Secretary commended the Partners for the commitment towards service delivery to the people of Kagadi district.