The Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Hon. Eric Nana Agyeman Prempeh, on Wednesday, 5th October 2022, visited flood areas and victims of the spillage from the Weija Dam.
He was accompanied on his field visit by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly (WGMA), Hon. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor.
Hon. Agyeman Prempeh (DG) was accompanied by Hon. Abu Ramadan, the Deputy Director General of NADMO and other national and regional officials of his organization.
The team first visited the Weija Dam to have first-hand information about the situation.
Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) officials who received the team assured the DG of the receding level of the dam and hoped that should it continue, the amount of spillage would be reduced by the evening.
Weija Methodist area was next.
The Director General didnt mince words as he told the displaced people that they have to relocate since they were too close to the banks of the river.
He, however, assured them of governments assistance with relief items.
A visit to the estuary near Tsokome near Bortianor, revealed that the excess water was flowing rapidly through the passage made into the sea.
Speaking to the media after the field visit, Hon. Agyeman Prempeh (DG) said he was so sad to see so many people displaced.
He said his outfit would do all it can to bring some relief to the affected communities.
The Director General (DG) of NADMO commended Hon. Patrick Kumor (MCE) for tirelessly working around the clock, since Monday, to ensure the safety and relief of the affected communities.
Hon. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor (MCE) said about two thousand people have been displaced by the spillage.
He said some were evacuated to designated Safe Havens in the municipality.
He concluded by saying that all efforts would be made to ease the untold burdens this has caused to the people.
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.