Disaster Management

The Local Government Department is mandated by law to ensure that communities are in a state of disaster readiness. The Department’s Field Staff facilitates the establishment of disaster preparedness committees, the identification of Emergency Shelters and the necessary personnel and provide training for the numerous volunteers within the system. Local Authority personnel are generally the first responders following an event or disaster.

Our Vision

To function as a catalyst for the improved spiritual, social and economic well-being of the populace and to facilitate the transition to a more just society.

Our Mission

To promote spirituality, strengthen family structures and develop human and social capital via the provision of support to the most vulnerable segments of society, reduction of inequality and gender discrimination and improved access to opportunities.