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CLIMATE CHANGE-HAILSTORM DAMAGE:NNLC President Sibongile Mazibuko says Government not equipped to respond,calls for transformation of Disaster Agency to an independent State entity.

Tuesday, 6th February, 2024

MBABANE:Sibongile Mazibuko,the President of the Ngwane National Liberatory Congress(NNLC) says, the current government “is not well equipped to respond natural disasters” amid escalating effects of climate change.

A questionnaire was sent to Thulisile Dladla, the Deputy Prime Minister, however, she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Responding to this Swaziland News after another hailstorm caused damage in Mbabane and other areas on Monday evening,the NNLC President called for the transformation of the National Disaster Management Agency(NDMA) to an independent State entity.

“Government seems to be more reactive than proactive towards addressing these disasters and yet these have happened frequently enough for the state to predict with certainty their likely future occurance hence the NDM unit needs to be empowered and armed with the necessary tools such as equipment and skills to handle such situations. Another suggestion would be to remove this unit from being part of Government so that it can be able to work independently hence source out its own funds where they'll be no interference by Government as has been the case  of COVID where millions of money disappeared without accountability”, said the NNLC President.

CLIMATE CHANGE-HAILSTORM DAMAGE:NNLC President Sibongile Mazibuko says Government not equipped to respond,calls for transformation of Disaster Agency to an independent State entity.
CLIMATE CHANGE-HAILSTORM DAMAGE:NNLC President Sibongile Mazibuko says Government not equipped to respond,calls for transformation of Disaster Agency to an independent State entity.