Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, Freetown, 6th June 2022 — The World Food Programme (WFP) has commenced a Three-Day workshop on Warehouse Management for newly recruited regional officers of the National Disaster Management Agency at the Radisson Blu, Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown.
The workshop which is specifically tailored to enhance the capacity of NDMA’s Regional Coordinators and other staff members covered the theoretical, practical and strategic approaches to warehouse management.
Addressing the 22 trainees during the workshop, NDMA’s Director of Relief and Response, Sinneh Mansaray stated that the purpose of the workshop is to build the capacity of NDMA’s Regional Coordinators and other staff of the Agency. “This WFP funded workshop is to build your capacity in the area of warehouse management. WFP has always supported NDMA in the area of capacity building, logistics, funding and even relief items for disaster victims.” He added.
Mr. Mansaray further acknowledged WFP’s numerous contributions towards disaster management and cautioned the trainees to concentrate and make good use of the opportunity.
WFP’s representative Mr. Nathaniel Kelly, who moderated the sessions expressed his satisfaction towards the commitment of the trainees. He stated that they will proceed to the practical aspect of the training in the next two days at their Kissy Warehouse for proper illustration, demonstration and exercise.
“In the next two days, we shall look at the practical aspect of the training. I count on your cooperation as I believe that you will display your best in what you have learnt so far” He buttressed.
WFP’s Warehouse Manager, Mrs. Mabel Bangura and Store Keeper, Mr. Ibrahim Bangura, individually presented on the Standard Shipping Procedures and Warehouse Management.
It could be recalled that in April 2022, the NDMA through the Government of Sierra Leone recruited regional coordinators and other staff members to ensure effective management of disaster related matters in all the regions. In this regard, the need for capacity building was and is still imminent in ensuring all NDMA staff are adequately capacitated to in managing disasters across the country.
The NDMA will continue to collaborate with partners in providing additional technical support to its staff both local and international.
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