iLembe disaster management workshop

2016-03-09 06:00
District municipality speaker, Thokozani Msweli addressing attendees of the disaster management workshop that was held in Ndwedwe recently. Photo: supplied

District municipality speaker, Thokozani Msweli addressing attendees of the disaster management workshop that was held in Ndwedwe recently. Photo: supplied

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THE iLembe District Municipality along with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Disaster Management Centre held a two-day Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Workshop at Ndwedwe, last week.

The workshop took place after several people from the KZN province have been struck by lightning since the beginning of the year.

ILembe’s Disaster Management manager, Sfiso Ngubane said it is important for people to continue practicing indigenous methods which help reduce the likelihood of being struck by lightning. He said this is necessary because government is financially constrained and cannot install lightning conductors in all households.

“Maphumulo and Ndwedwe are the most vulnerable communities when it comes to lightning. This is due to their topographical layout. These two municipalities do not have an extensive budget to effectively deal with disaster management,” Ngubane said.

The workshop was in part intended to follow up on the progress and implementation of the resolutions that were taken during last year’s Disaster Management Workshop which was held in Maphumulo.

Ndwedwe mayor, Maxwell Hadebe as well as iLembe District Municipality speaker, Thokozani Msweli said their respective municipalities will form a committee that would deal with disaster management.

Resolutions taken include that the District must establish a firefighting service at Maphumulo and Ndwedwe and that all municipalities must budget for lightning conductors.

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