We are not ready for another disaster – Herbert Mensah fumes

A former Chairman for Asante Kotoko believes Ghana is not well positioned to deal effectively with any disaster seventeen years after the country’s emergency response services was exposed after the May 9th Accra Sports Stadium disaster in 2001.

Herbert Mensah who had to personally carry dead and unconscious bodies into the few ambulances and cars available after hundreds of football fans were caught up in a stampede at the Accra Sports stadium after the Police fired tear-gas into the stands when the fans began ripping off seats and hurling them unto the pitch said this on the eve of the commemoration of the May 9th disaster.

Ghana was again exposed with the Accra circle floods and Atomic Gas explosion with the country’s poor emergency response services, something Herbert Mensah said it shows Ghana’s unpreparedness for another disaster.

‘I don’t think Ghana is ready for another disaster, we have struggled to even deal with natural disasters like flooding and it’s a pity little is been done with our emergency response agencies.

‘Our mentality as a people will have to change from the top to the very bottom of our society,’ he said.

Herbert Mensah was the Chairman of Asante Kotoko when the May 9th Stadium disaster struck the country.

 

 

 

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Benjamin Yamoah