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Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is sounding a word of caution to inhabitants downstream Weija Dam to evacuate the area to forestall any eventuality.

According to GWCL in its release, the level of the Dam as of Friday 28th April, 2023 is 46ft, 1ft below the maximum safe operating level of 47ft.

The dam levels is said to be monitored on an hourly basis and therefore, GWCL would not hesitate to open the spill gates, should the level go above 46.5ft, so as not to compromise the integrity of the dam and to avert any disaster.

Communities likely to be affected include Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Adakope and surrounding communities.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Assembly has also been informed to desilt the estuary to enable easy flow of the water into the sea and to clear heaps of refuse along the course of the river.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), National Security, Chiefs of Weija, Ogblogo, Tetegu, Weija, Gbawe, opinion leaders and all stakeholders including institutions and organizations who have properties downstream have been informed of the development and current situation at the dam.

Management of GWCL expects that the public would be supportive in the exercise to avoid a reoccurrence of the disaster that has occurred in the past.

With the onset of the rains, Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) wishes to inform the public, especially citizens living downstream of the Weija Dam, that it would begin spillage of excess water from the dam any time soon.

For further enquiries kindly contact:
Stanley Martey (Chief Manager, PR & Communication)
Mob: 0244 336 180
Email: smartey@gwcl.com.gh

 

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