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Water shortage to hit parts of Accra from Thursday – GWCL

Parts of Accra will from Thursday 22 April 2021 experience interruption in water supply, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced.

The exercise which will last for five days is to enable engineers from the GWCL to replace some weak transmission pipelines from Kpong to Tema.

A statement issued and signed by the GWCL advised consumers to store enough water ahead of the shutdown to lessen the impact on their activities.

“The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) wishes to inform the general public that there will be an interruption of water supply to the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region from Thursday the 22nd to Monday the 26th of April 2021,” it said.

“GWCL engineers will be replacing two hundred meters (200m) of a weak session of the main 42-inch transmission pipeline from Kpong to Tema, around Gbetsele junction, which is causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption.”

Affected areas

According to the statement, areas to be affected include; Afienya, Apallonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasaco.

All the communities in Tema (Community 1 to 25), Free Zones enclave, Tema Industrial Area, Dawhenya, Prampram, Spintex Road, Batsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Manet, Lashibi, Klagon, Sakumono, and surrounding communities.

Below is the full statement:

 

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