Accra: Dam spillage affects hundreds in Dawhenya

The spillage of an irrigation dam in Dawhenya near Prampram in the Greater Accra Region has displaced hundreds of residents in the area.

The flooding of their homes as a result of the spillage has destroyed properties and other personal effects of the people.

Some affected residents told Citi News the water is at the window level of their houses and called for help from the government.

“The flooding started around 4 am today. It’s never gone down since then. It has affected several houses in my area. The water entered my house. I’ve not been able to go to work today because I had to pack out. If you see the water level, it keeps going up. When I enter my room, the water is at my knee level,” a resident who gave his name as Emmanuel Aryee said.

Although he noted that the irrigation project sometimes exceeds its banks, he insisted that today’s spillage “is very serious.”



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