President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Brigadier General Francis Vib Sanziri as the Acting National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO).

Brigadier General Sanziri who replaces Kofi Portuphy, is currently the Director General, Joint Operations at the General Headquarters, a statement from the Presidency signed by the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah said.

The appointment comes on the heels of a major flood and fire disaster that hit the country last week, resulting in the loss of over 200 lives.