Govt welcomes Disaster Management Audit to reduce risk of disasters in St Kitts and Nevis

During the National Stakeholder Consultation, the National Disaster Coordinator of NEMA named Abdias Samuel noted that the Audit would enhance the readiness of the Disataers as it will also help the government to reduce the risks and losses associated with disasters. 

Govt welcomes Disaster Management Audit to reduce risk of disasters in St Kitts and Nevis
Govt welcomes Disaster Management Audit to reduce risk of disasters in St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis: The Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Audit of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Agency (NDMD) have been welcomed by the government of St Kitts and Nevis. The government stated the Audit had been started in the Federation, which will help the administration to reduce the risks of the disasters.

During the National Stakeholder Consultation, the National Disaster Coordinator of NEMA named Abdias Samuel noted that the Audit would enhance the readiness of the Disasters as it will also help the government to reduce the risks and losses associated with disasters. 

Samuel cited, “We are very happy to announce that St Kitts and Nevis is to begin the process of our Comprehensive Disaster Management Audit, and it will be driven by the valuable contribution of your subject matter expertise and experience”. 

He further added that the exciting and critical exercise would also highlight the strengths and weakness of the disaster management framework of the twin-island Federation, which includes the disaster management cycle of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation as the catalytic foundation to drive the outcomes.

“The exercise will be driven by you and all of the society of St Kitts and Nevis,” he asserted.   

For the betterment of the disaster management situation of the country, the disaster management offices of the country will work tirelessly, underscored Samuel. 

“The all-inclusive approach is visible in the agenda of the disaster management as we have integrated and motivated our colleagues from Nevis so that they could participate in leading roles to build national resilience which helps the country to protect their lives and livelihoods of citizens and residents of St Kitts and Nevis,” he said. “I am sure that the citizens of the country have seen the importance of having an all-of-society approach to managing a crisis as a small island state.”

He publicly thanked the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) “for committing resources and expertise towards building” the Federation’s “disaster management capabilities against all threats that we are susceptible to in St. Kitts and Nevis.”