Domestic animals in and around Weija are reported dead after the drunk what many residents described as a black water emanating from a rock around the dumpsite. This black water is believed to be dripping gradually into the main Weija Dam.
This development has raised serious concerns, with the Acting Chief of Weija and Dzaase Tse, Nii Boafo Danyina Nse I issuing a ten-day ultimatum to the Ga South Municipal Assembly to work towards ensuring that the dripping of the poisonous liquid waste into a nearby stream connecting the Weija Dam to the community, is prevented.
?We were alarmed by the death of our domestic animals after drinking the poisonous black water emanating from the rocks around the dump site, ? he said.
?The recent outbreak of cholera also put us on our toes to ensure that the dumping of waste in our community is well managed under very hygienic condition. Thus, compelling the youth to take it upon themselves to block the road to prevent further dumping of waste at Sabah Landfill site here in Weija,? noted the Acting Chief of Weija and Dzaase Tse, Nii Boafo Danyina Nse in an interview with the weekly observer at his residence when he inspected the bad road condition in his community.
According to Nii Danyina Nse, the Weija treatment plant supplies water to over five million residents in Accra and beyond but the road to the community has not yet been tarred since its first construction in 1961. The community he said, has also been of help by providing landfill site to serve residents of Accra and some parts of the central region.
?We feel we have been denied a share of the national cake for far too long. The arrival of ZoomLion to help in the reshaping of the roads and drains was highly welcomed by the elders but till date they have not yet fulfill their promise to the fullest.?
Peeved by the neglect, the Acting Chief of Weija appealed to Parliament to immediately come to their aid by ensuring that the community gets its share of the national cake saying ?What is good for the goose is also good for the gander.?
He thanked his occupant and people of Weija for their timely intervention in preventing the spread of cholera.
?The problem would have been worse had it not been your intervention. We thank you for saving lives,? he said.
He said the issue of neglect of the Weija community was raised some three years ago in Parliament and that resulted in the creation of Ga South Municipal Assembly to develop the area but still not fulfilled.
He said the MPs at a Assembly meeting hinted that regardless of their political divide, they are united to address the needs of the Weija community and promised to convey their grievances to appropriate authority for response.