The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has warned against indiscriminate waste disposal. The Upper West Regional Director of NADMO cited chocked gutters and poor drainage systems as some of the causes of floods. He said measures had been put in place to avert possible flood disasters in the region. Those measures included community sensitization, particularly those along river banks, flood management practices, as well as providing the communities with information from the Meteorological Agency to enable them to guard against floods.
The organization was well equipped to provide relief items to victims of disaster, but its focus was on the prevention of the disaster, Mr. Mustapha said. He advised the people to change their attitudes towards waste management, as waste materials chocked the gutters, stifled the free flow of water, which caused flooding during heavy rains.