The President of Ghana, Nana Addo attended a stakeholder conference on Ghana’s preparedness for occurrence of earthquakes.
On Thursday, 8th April 2021, H.E Nana Addo attended a stakeholders conference, organised by the Ministry of Interior, to assess our country’s state of preparedness for the occurrence of earthquakes in Ghana.
Present at the “conference on preparedness for the occurrence of earthquakes in Ghana” were some members of parliament, the security services chief and other staff of the security services of Ghana.
In a communique copied to yebekagh.com, Nana Addo endorsed, at the Conference, the recommendations as well as an action plan drawn up by a Technical Committee of experts, whose implementation will help build national resilience against the destructive effects of earthquakes, when such occurrences befall us.
The Ministry has however, not stated whether there is a high possibility of Earthquakes in Ghana.
Earthquakes in Ghana
“So far it has been recorded that the worst earthquakes in Ghana ever experienced was in 1939, which occurred in Accra, located in the Greater Accra Region killing 17 people and damaging a lot of properties.” As written to Wikipedia.
Research publication statistics by Amponsah, P. suggests that Ghana has records of damaging earthquakes dating as far back as 1636. The last three major ones occurred in 1862, 1906, and 1939. The most destructive earthquake that struck the then Gold Coast and caused a lot of damage and loss of life and property was the 22nd June 1939 earthquake.