National Disaster Management Agency Head of Risk & Early Warning, Jonathan Wordsworth says the Agency with support from the United Nations Development Program is completing the setting up of a state of the art national early warning and emergency operation center.
Making the disclosure to Freedom News Wednesday, Wordsworth stated that the UNDP provided over $200 thousand United States dollars worth of high-tech equipment to set up the facility.
According to him, to prevent and mitigate disasters will require proper preparedness and early warning mechanisms, noting that the national early warning and emergency operation center will serve as a beacon for the provision of early warning information on prevalent hazards across the Country.
The National Disaster Management Agency Risk & Early Warning Head also stated that the facility will be completed in late September, adding that President George Weah will officially launch the center.
In another development, Jonathan Wordsworth has called on the Legislature to operationalize the disaster management trust fund.
He stated that the trust fund which is a support mechanism for the Agency was established by law to enhance the works of the National Disaster Management Agency.