GWCL to spill excess water from Weija Dam today to prevent possible collapse

GWCL to spill excess water from Weija Dam today to prevent possible collapse

- The GWCL has announced that it will begin the spillage of excess water from the Weija Dam

- The spillage will begin from today, Tuesday, March 30

- It has become necessary to spill the excess water due to the sudden rise of the water level of the dam

- The spillage of the excess water from the dam would also prevent a possible collapse of the dam

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The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that it will begin the spillage of excess water from the Weija Dam today, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

According to the GWCL, it has become necessary to spill the excess water due to the sudden rise of the water level of the dam from 46.2 feet to 48.1 feet within a 24-hour period.

GWCL to spill excess water from Weija Dam today to prevent possible collapse of dam
GWCL to spill excess water from Weija Dam today to prevent possible collapse of dam Photo credit: theindependentghana.com
Source: UGC

The GWCL also noted that the spillage is necessary as that will prevent the dam from a possible collapse.

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Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), National Security, National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), and the Ga South District Assembly have been notified of the spillage.

Chiefs and opinion leaders have also been informed to be in readiness or evacuate the area to "avoid any eventuality.”

The communities and settlements around the dam have been advised to take note and put things in place to ensure that their properties are not affected by that.

Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kopey and surrounding communities will possibly be affected.

In other news, the GES has made another U-turn on its earlier order to Achimota School not to admit the Rastafarian students.

It has directed the school to admit the students with their rasta hair as against its earlier directive that the school should not admit them.

Earlier, when the issue gained ground on social media, the GES publicly announced that the students’ religious rights should be respected and admitted.

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