Hundreds of households suffer severe flooding following spillage of Weija Dam

Hundreds of households suffer severe flooding following spillage of Weija Dam

- Hundreds of homes have been flooded by the spillage of the Weija Dam

- The Weija Dam is feared to have reached its maximum limit of 48 feet

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The Weija Dam has finally been spilled with hundreds of households feared to have been badly affected.

Thousands of households suffer severe flooding following spillage of Weija Dam

Thousands of households suffer severe flooding following spillage of Weija Dam

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These households, mainly within the Ga South Municipality have had the floods from the gushing spillage engulf their entire properties including streets thus making life and business activities come to a standstill.

It all happened when authorities of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) revealed that the Weija Dam needed spilling especially as it has superseded its 46 feet limit to 48 feet.

Communities mostly affected are said to be Oblogo and Tetegu where checks by Yen.com.gh reveal that residents are refusing to relocate since they have nowhere else to go.

But speaking to Joy News, affected residents say they are pleading with authorities to come to their aid and construct a good drainage system to prevent the annual occurrence of flooding.

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Meanwhile, authorities from the GWCL say they are out of options on how best to save these affected households.

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“The dam is man-made and it can break at any time. And if that dam is to collapse now, it will wipe all those [communities close to the dam] within seconds and Greater Accra will be without water for close to five years,” head of communications at the GWCL, Stanley Martey has revealed.

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