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In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

"'Co-ordinator" means the National Co-ordinator;

"Council" means the National Security Council;

"disaster" means any occurrence by which there is a serious disruption of general safety endangering the life and health of many people or large material interests which requires coordinated action by services of different disciplines and includes floods, earthquakes drought, rainstorm, war, civil strife, industrial accidents;

"District Committee" means District Disaster Management Committee.

"management" includes rehabilitation;

"Minister" means Minister responsible for the Interior;

"National Committee" means the National Disaster Management Committee;

"Organisation" means the National Disaster Organisation;

"Regional Committee" means Regional Disaster Management Committee

"resident" means living or having a home in Ghana.