Ghana Water warns residents about planned Weija dam spillage

47260991.295Residents in and around Weija in the Greater Accra Region have been warned of an impending spilling of the Weija Dam.

Management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says there has been a sudden rise in levels of the Weija Lake, forcing the Company to open the spillway gates of the dam.

Though management was silent on the exact days to do the spilling, a press release on Thursday, June 9 said it will be done “in the next few days”.

“Management is thus informing individuals, institutions, organisations and companies with properties on the downstream side of the Dam to note that the opening of the spillway gates may cause massive flooding along the lower course of the Densu River and it is essential for property owners and residents in the area to take immediate precautionary measures to protect life and property.”

Apart from Weija, communities such as Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Bojo Beach, Ada Kopey and surrounding ones will also be affected.

The Company assured that enough measures have been put in place to “enable good flow of excess water”.

But it says the warning is being sounded because it “cannot guarantee the safety of people living in such areas”. “It is therefore better and safer to heed to this precautionary information to safeguard lives and property.”



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