The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) may soon halt its operations in Tamale and its environs in the Northern Region because of excess water due to the spillage of the Bagre dam.
The company in a statement said the action is to protect “its equipment and installations.”
Management of the water company said it is following standard operating procedure because the in-take dam risk exceeding its maximum level.
The spillage of the Bagre dam from neighbouring Burkina Faso is done annually to prevent any breakage of the dam’s banks.
This exercise results in flooding in low-lying communities, destruction to crops, livestock and sometimes loss of lives in Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Over the years, several homes, farmlands and properties have been destroyed by floods and rendered hundreds homeless.
Meanwhile this year, the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO says it will to deploy boats to assist residents commuting across White Volta.
Abu Ramadan is deputy director general in charge of operational at the NADMO