The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has advised residents leaving around Weija Dam to evacuate the area as they begin spillage.
The spillage has become necessary after a heavy downpour in the catchment area of the Densu River basin.
The GWCL in a statement said: “The safe operating level of the Weija Dam is 47ft, however, the heavy rains shot the dam level from 46.8ft to 48.4ft in less than 24 hours, prompting the spillage immediately to prevent it from possible collapse,” the GWCL explained in a statement.
They also made it know that they have already informed the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the National Security, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), Chiefs, District Assembly, opinion leaders and all stakeholders downstream the dam to evacuate the area immediately to avoid any eventuality.
The affected communities include Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kopey and surrounding communities.
The spillage began on October 11, 2020, and will continue for a few days.
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