NDMO WEBSITE LAUNCH 21 AUGUST 2014, NOVOTEL LAMI
The National Disaster Management Office its website on the thirda day of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change in Novotel, Lami.
In launching the revamped website, Ms Litia Naitanoa from the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation was grateful for the opportunity.
She adds that most of the time disabled people were excluded from such occasions.
“I am happy for this milestone achieved by NDMO and take this opportunity to acknowledge their forward looking approach in involving disabled people in their programs and activities.
“The revamped website will make information on disaster related issues more accessible to the public,” an emotional Ms Naitanoa said.
Director NDMO Mr Manasa Tagicakibau said the launching of the website is a milestone achievement in disaster management efforts to reach out to the public.
“The website will give the public opportunities to access relevant information before, during and after disasters.
“The newer version of the website is part of a series of technological advancements in our disaster management efforts. Next we want to establish a national disaster database,” Mr Tagicakibau reiterated.
NDMO IT Officer, Mereisi Rukulawe said the upgrade comes after years of public demand and recommendations by stakeholders.
The website accessed at www.ndmo.gov.fj contains the core functions of the NDMO, relevant legislature, the cluster/sectorial system in disaster management, community information, reports on past disasters, a media watch page and relevant training information.
Also included in the website is a ‘current disaster’ page which will allow disaster management agencies such as the Fiji Electricity Authority or Ministry of Health to upload and share relevant information when a disaster happens.