NEMA’S Food Fair Hailed a Success


The event which attracted a fair size crowd comprised mostly of high school and college students, in addition to employees of nearby businesses, who used the opportunity to have a weekend picnic at the historic landmark. visited the fair and spoke with Vesta Southwell, Public Relations officer for NEMA.  She explained that the initiative was an annual event designed to raise funds for her agency.

“These funds will go to providing assistance in disaster preparedness along with training for District Managers.  These are some of the areas we know government will not be able to undertake, because of the other numerous financial constrains, so therefore we have to find other ways of raising the necessary fund, which is what we were doing today,” Southwell further explained.

The food sale attracted more attention than the information centre, the PRO added.

“I must say that we accomplished our goal, which was to sell the food in order to raise the funds. Even though many persons did not inquire about the Information Centre we are pleased that most of (those) who did were students,” Southwell said.

Friday’s event also coincided with the International Day of Disaster Reduction which was celebrated 13th October.

International Day of Disaster Reduction is a United Nations annual activity, hosted throughout the world.

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