Let's Uphold Safety Of LPG In New Policy

Dr Archibald Y. Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has called on the public uphold the safety rules in dealing with gas and petroleum products.

He said petroleum products were safe only when used in the right way under supervision.

Dr Letsa said this at the Volta Regional Segment of the New Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) stakeholder consultation and engagement in Ho.

He said the consultation is aimed at dialoguing with stakeholders on CRM, assessing the expectations of consumers, identifying investment and financing opportunities in the value-chain and implementation roadmap.

Dr Letsa said the CRM policy would make safety cardinal in handling gas and petroleum products to eliminate or reduce the incidence of fires.

He commended the NPA for creating the platform for the exchanges and that steps have been taken to consolidate activities in the LPG value-chain with the view to reduce health, safety, security and save the environment.

Mr Kodwo Abbiw Jackson, the Director, Human Resource and Administration, NPA, said recent incidences of fire disaster in the Ghana Petroleum Downstream Industry, which has claimed many lives gave birth to the new policy to sanitise the sector.

He said the policy sought to enhance the capacity of existing regulatory institutions, develop a market-driven structure to ensure safety, increase access and adoption of LPG in its value-chain of production, marketing and consumption.

Mr Jackson said a cardinal goal of the policy was to ensure that at least 50 percent of the citizenry had access to LPG for increased domestic, commercial and industrial usage by 2030, from the current 25 percent.