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Amidst Rainy Season, Weija Dam Spillage Unnerves Residents!

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…Mccarthy Hill, Tetegu, Pambros Salt, Bojo Beach To Be Affected

At a time when the Ghana Metrological Agency has warned that there would be lots of heavy rains in the coming days, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) announcement that it would soon open the Weija Dam to let out excess water, as part of routine measures to protect the dam from bursting, is unsettling residents in the area.

When the spillage is eventually carried out, Mccarthy Hill, Tetegu, Pambros Salt, Bojo Beach, all suburbs of Accra and with the area where the dam is; would be the worst affected but the GWCL says the exercise is necessary due to the recent heavy rains.

The management of GWCL said the level of the water is rising and getting close to the maximum threshold of 47ft, hence the need to spill excess water.

“Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform members of the general public as well as institutions or organisations who have properties downstream that the opening of the spillway gates may cause flooding,” the Chief Manager (PR) of GWCL, Mr Stanley Martey, said in a statement on yesterday, 28 May 2019.

The utility provider is, therefore, advising residents living close to the dam to evacuate to prevent destruction to property and harm to any individual.

Some of the communities likely to be affected include Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome and surrounding communities.

The management of GWCL said they have begun a house-to-house public education within the communities.

In view of that, the company has engaged the opinion leaders, chiefs, assemblymen, unit committee leaders and heads of schools to spread the message to the residents.

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