Bui Dam: Authorities to spill excess water today

Bui Dam: Authorities to spill excess water today

- The Bui Power Authority has said there is likely to be a controlled spillage of the Bui reservoir today

- Measures have been put in place to ensure that lives and property are not affected

- BPA said it was currently sensitising communities along the downstream river channel

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The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has stated that there is likely to be a controlled spillage of the Bui reservoir today, Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

The BPA said it has put adequate measures in place to ensure that life and property are protected during and after the spillage.

A statement signed and issued by the Chief Executive Officer, Fred Oware, said it was currently sensitising communities along the downstream river channel.

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BPA said it would undertake the controlled spillage “if observed inflows exceed what the reservoir can accommodate."

Meanwhile, the BPA has dismissed claims that videos circulating on social media showing an overflow of water onto some roads in the Savanna Region purported to be coming from the Bui Generating Station (BGS) controlled spillage exercise.

“We wish to inform the general public that those pictures are unrelated to the water course of our river at downstream. The Controlled Spillage is yet to be undertaken,” it added.

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In other news, the United States of America is unhappy with the Government of Ghana over the termination of the concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS).

The US government in a statement described the action by the GoG as “unwarranted”.

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The US through its Embassy in Accra insists the PDS deal was valid, despite the government of Ghana saying it is fraudulent.

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