GWCL to spill excess water from Weija Dam

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Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is set to begin spilling excess water from the Weija Dam as part of routine measures to safeguard it.

With the onset of the rains, the water level is rising and getting close to the safe operating level of 47ft.

Communities that are likely to be affected include Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome, and surrounding communities.

Property owners and residents in the area are, therefore, advised to evacuate or take immediate precautionary measures to protect life and property.

A statement signed by Mr Stanley Martey, Chief Manager of Public Relations, said like every dam, its safe operating levels are maintained to prevent it from possible collapse.

“Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform members of the general public, as well as institutions or organisations, who have properties downstream of the dam that the opening of the spillway gates may cause flooding,” he said.

As a result, Mr Martey urged people living in communities downstream and along the buffer zone close to the river course to evacuate the area to forestall any eventualities, in order to protect life and property.

He said GWCL has begun a house-to-house sensitisation, as well as using public address systems within the communities.

Mr Martey appealed to opinion leaders, chiefs, assemblymen, unit committee leaders and heads of schools to help in sensitising the people in the communities.

GWCL is also liaising with National Security to dredge the estuary to enable easy flow into the sea.

Source: The Finder

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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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