Margibi County District #1 Representative Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh, writes the House of Representatives to strengthen disaster risk management in Liberia through the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).
Her says the NDMA should strengthened by making it viable and efficient to timely respond to disasters especially, floods that have been occurring on an annual basis in several parts of Liberia.
The Margibi lawmaker notes the rainy season is fast approaching and the fright of flood is intimidating people, who live in flood-prone communities, so the time for action is now to plan before, during and after the unstoppable floods which is certain to strike during the raining season.
He says tied to the devastating consequences of disasters that are becoming a regular and common occurrence within national borders especially floods and thunderstorms, he passionately believes the need to support the operationalization of the DMTF as provided for in the 2016 act that created the NDMA cannot be overemphasized as people affected by disasters are usually in dire need of quick impact emergency relief to help them cope with their appalling situations in the short-term.
Representative Tarponweh at the same time calls on full plenary of the House to collaborate with the executive branch of government, development partners and UN humanitarian agencies to launch and sustain the DMTF to mobilize resources that would cater to the wellbeing of disaster victims across Liberia. By Bridgett Milton–Editing by Jonathan Browne