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GWCL warns residents to evacuate as it begins spilling excess water from Weija Dam

The Ghana Water Company Limited(GWCL) is warning residents around the Weija Dam to evacuate now as it begins spilling excess water from the Dam.

This according to the management of GWCL is to safeguard the Dam after its water level rose from 37ft to 47.9ft.

Communities likely to be affected include; Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome, and surrounding communities.

In this vein, the Company has begun sensitizing opinion leaders, property owners, and residents in the affected communities to take immediate steps to evacuate or take the necessary precautionary measures to protect life and property.

A statement issued and signed by the Chief Manager of Public Relations and Communications at the GWCL, Stanley Martey on Sunday, May 31, 2020, said the company will be liaising with institutions like the National Security and NADMO to forestall any disaster.

“GWCL has 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 the buffer zone. Opinion leaders, Chiefs, Assemblymen, Unit Committee leaders and Heads of schools have been informed to help in sensitizing the people in the communities,” the statement read.

“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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