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GWCL warns inhabitants along Weija Dam over ‘deadly flood disaster’

Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is warning that all the inhabitants along the Weija Dam catchment area in Accra would be wipe off within seconds should the dam collapse.

The GWCL says if it does not spill water to release the dam of pressure, what would happen is a collapse and that would be a disaster for the nation because several people would die.

Communications Manager of the GWCL Stanley Martey gave the warning in an interview on TV3’s New Day on Monday on the spillage of water from the Dam which has already caused havoc to several residents in the area.

“If we do not spill and we allow the water to go beyond the maximum level, that dam will collapse and it will wipe them [inhabitants] away in seconds,” Mr. Martey told New Day host Bright Nana Amfoh.

Residents at Tetegu, Weija and its environs have been battling with flooding as a result of the opening of the Weija Dam for some days now.

Mr. Martey called on Ghanaians not to blame the GWCL over the spillage, saying the Company has no option than to open the turbines if the water level exceeds its limit.

Asked why people have been allowed to build close to the Dam, Mr. Martey shifted the blame onto the local authority.

“Why do you blame the Water Company over this. The [Ga South] Assembly owns the land so the Assembly should get them off.”

“They are to ensure that people do not build in these areas and not the Water Company so why should the Water Company be blamed on that?” he wondered.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana

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