GWCL to spill excess water from Weija Dam on Tuesday

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The management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced a planned spillage of excess water from the Weija Dam on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6 am.

Areas to be affected are Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kopey and surrounding communities.

The GWCL in a press statement issued Monday said the spillage has become necessary to avert a possible collapse of the dam because of the sudden rise of the level of the dam from 46.2 feet to 48.1 feet within a 24-hour period.

“Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) wishes to inform the public, that it will begin spillage of excess water from the Weija dam at 6:00 am on Tuesday 30th March 2021. The safe operating level of the Weija Dam is 47ft, however, the level has risen to 48.1ft within a day, thereby prompting the spillage exercise to prevent a possible collapse of the dam”, the release noted.

Meanwhile, the GWCL has asked the public, institutions and organizations who have properties downstream of the imminent danger and urged them to take the necessary precautionary measures.

It has thus tasked the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the National Security, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), Chiefs, District Assembly, opinion leaders and other stakeholders around the dam to adequately prepare to avoid any eventuality.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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