GWCL urges residents to evacuate over imminent Weija dam spillage

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is urging residents and persons with properties along the Weija Dam in Accra to evacuate over imminent spillage of the Dam.

In a statement, the GWCL said 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 Chief Manager of Public Relations and Communication at GWCL Stanley Martey stated.

According to the GWCL, the spillage has become necessary due to the rise in water levels in the Dam from 37ft to 47.9ft within two days. The Company explains that, the safe operating level of the dam is 47ft.

“Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform the general public as well as institutions and organizations who have properties downstream of the dam, that the opening of the spillway gates is inevitable and possibly cause flooding. Therefore, the company urges inhabitants living in communities downstream and along the buffer zone of the river course, to evacuate the area to forestall any eventualities and also to protect life and property”

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