Weija Dam Pollution: RUFPA Sensitizes Community Members

A five (5) member team from RUPFA has visited Tomefa in the Ga West Municipality as part of efforts to protect the rivers and water bodies in Ghana, particularly the shores of River Offin, the Barekese Dam, River Densu and the Weija Dam.

During their visit, the team identified some human activities in the community that contribute to the pollution of the Weija Dam. 

They observed that the Weija Dam has become a dumping site for domestic and industrial waste while activities such as stone quarrying and sand winning along the banks of the dam account for its pollution. 

Despite the enormous amount of pollution, the Weija dam remains the major source of water supply to parts of Accra while some inhabitants along the coast drink directly from the dam.

Based on these observations, RUPFA aims to organise a sensitization program in the community to mitigate the problem.