CEMO conducts survey for People with Special Needs Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 November 2012 00:00

Phillip WilloughbyThe City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) will be conducting a pilot survey in the Belama Phase3 and 4 to determine how many people in that area are living with disabilities.

According to Councilor in charge of CEMO, Phillip Willoughby, the survey will be done on Monday, November 26th and will see 150 students from St. John's College conducting a questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to get information from the 900 or so households in the area to ascertain who in the area has special needs and what kind of needs they have. It will feature a series of non-intrusive questions, which will be used to guide CEMO personnel on how to attend to the residents in the area in the event of a emergency.

Willoughby adds that while the information will be gathered by CEMO, it will be shared with counterpart agencies like the National Emergency Management Organization and the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation. It will provide users with useful information including the type of structures that people live in as well as the type of water used and special needs of people in the area.

The Belama areas are being surveyed first as a pilot with other areas to be done in the near future after funding is identified.