Today – Pressure on GWCL …to dredge Densu River.
Elders of Tetegu and leaders of communities affected by the spillage of the Weija Dam in Accra have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to impress upon the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to dredge the Densu River to its original depth of 25 feet.
The Weija Dam which is on the Densu River supports the main water treatment plant that supplies about 80% of the potable water to Accra and its environs.
Spokesperson for Tetegu, Mr. Emmanuel Nii Doudu, who addressed the media at the weekend in Accra, stated that the dredging of the river will go a long way to prevent the damage by the dam’s invading water to homes located in the Weija Dam catchment area.
He disclosed that a petition signed by all the affected parties would be presented to the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, the Ga West District Assembly, GWCL, Council of State and the Office of the President, over the situation while they wait government’s response.
Fear grips Bunkprugu over collapsed bridge
Several authorities in the Mamprugu Traditional Area including the Chief of Bunkprugu, Naasimong Bukari, have raised security concerns over the collapse of a bridge that links Nalerigu to the Bunkprugu-Yunyoo district in the Northern Region.
The Nalerigu-Sakogu bridge is one of the structurally deficient bridges on the abandoned Walewale Bunkprugu road.
Our affiliate radio station, Suhupelli FM, in Tamale, reported that the bridge, a fortnight ago, tumbled down, following a heavy downpour.
The bridge, which serves as a reliable route for travellers from Napkanduri, Bunkprugu, Garu, Bawku, and Togo, has been in poor condition for some time now.
However, calls by passengers and drivers on authorities to fix it, our affiliate local radio station learnt, have been ignored.
Kotoko accident sparks nat’l debate
…on towing policy
Following the accident involving the bus of Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC running into a stationary vehicle on the Nkawkaw overpass, a cross-section of Ghanaians are calling for a national debate on the issue of how the country should run its towing system.
According to them, accidents, especially the ones caused by stationary vehicles “on our roads were needless and could be prevented.”
They went on to stress that the Kotoko incident should be a wake-up call for all of “us to critically look at how to deal with the issue of broken-down vehicles on our roads and their disastrous impacts on human lives.”
They bemoaned the fact that “our national attitude to road safety has been far from impressive.”
Sharks beat Ashgold 2-1
Fearsome Elmina Sharks halted Ashantigold’s seven match unbeaten run in the Ghana Premier League by beating them 2-1 at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi, Ashanti Region.
With resurgence in their performance in their last three matches, Sharks almost suffered a slip in the early stages of the first half after referee Samuel Sukah awarded a penalty to Ashantigold’s Prince Owusu who was brought down by Sharks defender, Ishmael Hammond.
But AshGold striker, Richard Ocran, failed to outwit the quick reflexes of Elmina Sharks goalkeeper, Richard Arthur, to slot in the opener which could have proved vital in their race to survive relegation.
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