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Residents near the Weija dam in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have one again been gravely affected by the dam’s spillage but they are unwilling to relocate.
The Natural Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO) has constantly advised them to relocate but the residents say they have nowhere else to go.

A pregnant mother who only identified herself as Edem told Joy News that the recent spillage nearly claimed her life and that of her child.

 

Her four-year-old son, Godwin, nearly drowned last Monday when water from the dam was spilt.

“I went to sleep and when I woke up, the water had flooded the place me took the bush. My mother came to rescue me”, Godwin explained when asked about the incident.

Other residents who spoke to the news team disagreed with the relocating advice from NADMO. They believe a dredging exercise will solve the problem.

 

One resident said that living in the area is dangerous and their lives are at risk because the situation has worsened but moving away from the banks of the dam will not be an ideal solution.

The unexpected rainfall patterns this year has compelled the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to increase the number of times it spills excess water from the dam.

 

Joy News’ reports that a disaster is waiting to happen as many residents in communities around includingTetegu have refused to relocate temporarily.

According to the reporter, residents of Tetegu, one of those communities in close proximity of the dam, has flooded many times.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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