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Weija Dam spillage: Residents asked to relocate

Weija Dam spillage: Residents asked to relocate

The Weija dam’s five gates, totaling 47.9 feet, have been opened.

The Ghana Water Company Limited explained that this is done to keep the water below the dam’s safe operating level, preventing it from collapsing.

This was stated in a press release issued by Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah, Member of Parliament for Weija-Gbawe Constituency, on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

“However, residents are advised to be on the lookout and to vacate all residential apartments, shops, and offices located in the spillage ways to avoid casualties.”

Madam Ayeley Mensah also stated that the levels are expected to rise throughout the day, “hence the appeal to all residents to relocate to safer or higher ground in the interim.”

The Weija dam burst earlier this month, displacing many residents of Tetegu, Weija, Ashbread, and other communities as water flooded their homes and businesses.

Property worth thousands of cedis, such as television sets and mattresses, was also destroyed in the process.

Also read: Tetegu: One person dies as a result of the Weija Dam spillage

Following the spillage of the Weija Dam, one person died after becoming trapped in his room.

The deceased is thought to have been 55 years old.

His body was discovered by a relative on Thursday, October 6, according to sources.

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