There needs to be some sort of intervention in the critical hours of a disaster to ensure proper communication and management of the event. This, according to Former ODPM CEO Stephen Ramroop, who says this did not occur during recent heavy flooding across the country, during ongoing inclement weather.
This he stated is what put Deputy CEO of the ODPM Dave Williams, at a severe disadvantage.
There have been increasing calls for Williams to resign from his present post. At a recent press briefing he described the floods affecting many citizens, some of whom have been evacuated from their homes, as “small thing.”
Speaking this morning on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1FM, Ramroop explained that in the absence of the National Operations Center, Mr. Williams did not have pertinent information that could have provided an early response to the flooding situation.
He also revealed that there were critical issues within the ODPM that would have led to a loss of public confidence.