The Ghana Water Company Limited has warned the general public as well as institutions and organizations who have properties downstream of the Weija Dam to evacuate as it prepares to spill excess water from the dam as part of routine measures to safeguard it.
The spilling of excess water from the dam, according to the utility service provider, will cause flooding and make life difficult for residents in the communities downstream and along the buffer zone of the river course.
“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”, a statement issued by the GWCL dated Sunday, May 31, 2020 and signed by its Chief Manager, PR/Communications, Stanley Martey, in part read.
According to the company, their intended move, follows rising level of water in the dam. Over the past two days, the level of water in the dam has risen from 37ft to 47.9ft with the safe operating level of the dam being 47ft.
Officials of the GWCL, this web portal understands, have begun a house-to-house sensitization and using public information address systems within the communities to caution settlers and residents on the repercussions of their continuous stay within buffer zone.
Communities likely to be affected by the exercise which is expected to be carried out within the week include Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome and surrounding communities.