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We cannot be over prepared for a disaster – McKenzie

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 10:44 PM
McKenzie says now that the threat has passed, the focus now is on a smooth transition to normality.

Local government minister, Desmond McKenzie, is declaring that the country cannot over prepare for an impending disaster amid some criticism about the Government's response to Hurricane Matthew.

He is underscoring that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that the country is ready.

McKenzie says now that the threat has passed, the focus now is on a smooth transition to normality.

While expressing satisfaction with the country’s response to Matthew, he says key first response agencies will prepare reports on their activities.

The local government minister says a full review of the country’s response mechanisms will be undertaken and necessary adjustments made.

He says the public will be updated on the process.

 

Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie

Meanwhile, McKenzie says aspects of the country’s disaster response mechanism will be temporarily left in place in case any adverse conditions arise as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

In the meantime, the local government minister says operations at some government ministries have resumed and all should be fully operational by tomorrow.

He says public transportation and business activities are also coming back on stream.