The management of the Ghana Water Company Limited has announced that there will be an interruption of water supply to the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region from Thursday, 22 April 2021 to Monday, 26 April 2021.
A statement issued by the company on 19 April 2021 indicated: “GWCL engineers will be replacing two hundred meters (200 m) of a weak section 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”.
The affected areas include Afienya, Apallonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasaco, All the communities in Tema (Community 1 to 25), Free Zones enclave and Tema Industrial Area.
The others are Dawhenya, Prampram, Spintex Road, Batsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Manet, Lashibi, Klagon, Sakumono, and surrounding communities.
“The management is, as a result, entreating consumers in Accra, especially consumers in the eastern part of the metropolis, to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shut-down,” the statement noted.
The statement further read: “Management of GWCL wishes to assure the general public, that the necessary equipment, logistics and personnel required to execute the project have been secured and as a result consumers are assured that, barring any unforeseen predicament, the project must be completed on schedule”.
“The public is also assured that supply will resume immediately the project is completed. Meanwhile, the company has put in place measures to serve the affected areas so the impact will not be adverse,” the statement added.
“Management of the GWCL deeply regrets the inconvenience that the interruption will cause but pleads with consumers to bear with the situation since the project is meant at improving on services to the public,” it also stated.