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The Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA) is again raising public alarm and seeking assistance following the latest theft of critical state owned data collection equipment . The rainfall logger which is valued at 6000 pounds was stolen from the Bexon Primary School on Monday February 3, 2014.

This jeopardizes the lives of hundreds of citizens and visitors as the data collected from the equipment is used to support national disaster mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Given the importance of the equipment, the recent theft is insensitive and unacceptable.

Bexon is one of the areas most vulnerable to flooding and as such the theft of the rain fall logger essentially means the loss of life saving information which would have assisted disaster risk reduction.

This is the third set of state owned data collection equipment to be stolen in the past nine months.

Thieves did away with similar equipment in the Mabouya Valley in May and again in November last year.

The Water Resource Management Agency is encouraging citizens to be on the lookout for the stolen equipment and contact the police to report any information on their whereabouts.

The Authorities are appealing to individuals who may be involved in the theft of the data collection equipment to desist immediately. They are warned that the theft of government equipment is a serious crime which is punishable under law.
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