The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) made an announcement on Tuesday, May 28, that the Weija Dam will soon be opened to let out excess water, likely to cause flooding in certain areas of the state.
According to the Chief Manager (PR) of GWCL, Mr. Stanley Martey, the level of the water is rising and getting close to the maximum threshold of 47ft, hence the need to spill excess water.
A notification letter has been written by the management of GWCL, with the following content.
“Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform members of the general public as well as institutions or organizations who have properties downstream that the opening of the spillway gates may cause flooding. The residents living close to the dam were hereby advised to move out to prevent destruction of life and properties”.
House to house public education has began within the communities by the management of GWCL.
Few communities to be likely affected include: Tetegu, Obiogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome and surrounding communities.
The company called on the opinion leaders, chiefs, assembly members, unit committee leaders and heads of schools to spread the message to the residents.