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GWCL To Spill Excess Water From Weija Dam
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GWCL To Spill Excess Water From Weija Dam

The Ghana Water Company Limited has announced its intention to spill excess water from the Weija Dam. This decision comes as the water level at the dam continues to rise due to rain. In a letter, GWCL explained that failing to release water from the dam could pose a significant risk to lives and properties downstream. Although the exact date for the spilling process was not specified, the water company assured that it would begin at a low rate to minimise the impact downstream. “The rate of spillage will be determined by the incoming flow of water into the dam, and the process will continue as long as the water levels remain high,” GWCL said. GWCL expressed regret for any inconvenience that may arise from the spillage and stressed the need to take precautionar...
‘It’s criminal for Ghana to continue to import rice despite arable lands, water’ – Ofori-Atta
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‘It’s criminal for Ghana to continue to import rice despite arable lands, water’ – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has bemoaned the rate at which rice is imported into Ghana despite being endowed with arable lands, water, and favorable conditions to produce the grains domestically. According to him, Ghana annually imports rice in excess of US$2 billion although the country is well positioned to grow and produce rice for consumption and export purposes.“It’s actually quite criminal for the country to continue to import rice while we’re endowed with arable lands, water, and favorable weather conditions for growing crops to mitigate any possible food crisis.”“Since 2017, we’ve spent over a million dollars importing rice. What’s more embarrassing is that a country like Ukraine exports about 74 million tons of grains despite cur...
Weija Water Plant Shut Down
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Weija Water Plant Shut Down

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is warning its customers in some parts of Accra to store enough water ahead of a cut in water supply today Wednesday, March 23 2022 due to the temporary shutdown of the Weija Headworks. This follows a request by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Ltd to carry out expansion works at one of the stations that power the Weija Raw Water Pumping Station. Areas to be affected include Kasoa, Weija, Mallam Junction, McCarthy Hill, Bortianor, Gbawe, Anyaa, Awoshie, Dansoman, Sakaman, Glefe, Odorkor, Mataheko, Mamprobi, Chorkor, Kaneshie, Akweteyman, Abeka-Lapaz, Nii Boi Town, Tesano, Achimota, Accra Central business district, parts of Ministries and surrounding areas. The Water Company is, therefore, asking residents of these areas to store as...
GWCL resorts to rationing water due to shortfall
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GWCL resorts to rationing water due to shortfall

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has resorted to rationing water to meet demand in the wake of the dry season which has led to fall in water supply. The GWCL has described the move as a water demand management which, it says, will ensure equitable distribution of water to consumers across the country. It has, therefore, advised consumers to ensure the judicious use of water by, among others, avoiding indiscriminate watering of lawns with treated water, moderating the use of treated water for car washing by resorting to the use of buckets, instead of hosing, shutting all taps when not in use, in their various homes and offices. A press statement dated January 12 and issued by the Public Relations and Communications Unit of the GWCL said consumers were experiencing errati...
GWCL rations water in Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs
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GWCL rations water in Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Western Region has for the past one month been rationing water in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Area due to the growing demand in supply and limited rainfall in the Region the year. The situation had resulted in a low inflow of raw water into river bodies, particularly the Pra River,where the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) draws water for processing and distribution to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and the Wassa East District. Following the occurrence, the Ghana Water Company’s intake points at Daboase and Bussum-Do in the Wassa East District have low water levels, making it difficult to extract enough water from them for treatment thereby, leading to the erratic water supply. Speaking in an interview , the Western Regio...
Government extends free supply of water and electricity
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Government extends free supply of water and electricity

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday announced the extension of free water and electricity supplies to consumers.The relief package was instituted by the government in  response to the economic and social challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The period for water, which ended in May 2020, would be extended for additional three months  while electricity will last for the next six months. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a compassionate move during the lockdown, announced three months of free electricity for lifeline consumers and 50 per cent rebate for consumers, who went beyond the lifeline threshold.  Additionally, water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June were taken up by the Government, following complaints of lack of potable drinking water in commu...
Government subsidy for water not enough-GWCL
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Government subsidy for water not enough-GWCL

Government’s allocation of GH¢200m to pay the water bills of households for April-June is likely to be inadequate, since the cost of the subsidy, according to sources at the Ghana Water Company (GWCL), is expected to hit GH¢420m due to increased water consumption. Absorbing the water bills of Ghana’s 30m population for three months (April-June) represents a heavy responsibility the government has taken on in order to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with an initial GH¢200m allocated for the expenditure. GWCL’s total billings for all customers average GH¢95m per month, but given the rise in water consumption as a result of the pandemic and the subsidy itself, the cost is likely to be more during the subsidy period, sources at GWCL revealed. The pr...
Tema water shortages will be restored soon-GWCL
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Tema water shortages will be restored soon-GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says the current interruption of water supply in Tema and its environs is due to leakages along the main 42 inch transmission pipe-line from the Kpong treatment Plant to the Tema Booster Station. A statement said the problem also affects the pipe-line along the motor-way to the okponglo Booster Station. As a result, most areas in the eastern part of Accra are experiencing low pressures and intermittent flow.  "The affected Communities include; Tema Industrial area, Tema Harbour, All Communities in Tema, Tema General Hospital, Sakumono, Batsonaa, Spintex, Coca Cola area, Adjiringano, parts of East Legon surrounding Communities". "Management of GWCL therefore wishes to inform members of the general public as well as institutions or organisatio...