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No more ‘business-as-usual’ after explosion – ACEP to gov’t

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has proposed a technical audit of all petroleum products service stations following the multiple explosions at a gas station near Atomic Junction in Madina. In a statement, the Centre said such measures would be “important to ensure that another explosion is not in the loom.” ACEP also advised that the technical audit be ...

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Avnash company CEO commends gov’t for economic stability

Chief Executive Officer of one of the biggest rice processing factories, Avnash Company Limited at Nyankpala in the Tolon district of the Northern Region, Jai Mirchandani, has commended government for sustaining the nation’s economic stability so far. According to him, government’s ability to bring interest rates down coupled with the inflow of foreign direct investments are signs of prudent economic ...

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Give gas re-circulation policy a chance – Ghana Cylinder Company

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company (GCMC), Frances Essiam, has appealed to players in the LPG filling and supply chain to give government their consent for the introduction of the Gas Re-circulation Policy which has been put on hold. Per the policy, all gas cylinders will be filled by cylinder bottling plants for onward delivery to ...

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Blame EPA for Atomic gas explosion – Methodist Bishop

Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, has chided regulatory institutions mandated to oversee the operations of fuel stations in the country for shirking their responsibilities. According to him, authorities at these institutions have failed to do proper checks before allowing owners of Petrol and Gas stations to set up at their places of business. The Most Reverend, Titus K. ...

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Total Ghana initiates road safety education for the deaf

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, a leading Oil Marketing Company in Ghana, has organized a unique road safety education for the School of the deaf in the Savelugu District in the Northern Region as part of its Total Safety Cube programme. This exercise, organized in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and Global Road Safety Partnership on 28th September ...

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250 Ghanaians have died from fuel explosions since 2007

The utter failure on the part of state regulatory institutions to clamp down on the haphazard siting of gas and other fuel stations in residential areas, has led to the death of over 250 people between 2007 and now. This is made up deaths from domestic gas explosions, as well as explosions at gas filling stations, and generally from other ...

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2 children killed in Kwadaso by collapsed building

The Suntreso District Police Command has commenced investigations into a building collapse that killed two children, and left another in a critical condition at Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi. The building according to police, belongs to one Joyce Oppong Kwasi, 46, and was rented out to Akosua Serwaah, 35, at Kwadaso St. Peters. The walls of the building fell and ...

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Chief calls for ban on sand winning

Nana Kwabena Baah Akwansrahene, a newly installed sub-chief to Osabarima Okogyeaman Apedwa Ofori V, Apapamhene, has called on the public to unite in the effort to halt the activities of sand winning in the area. He said the activity of sand winning has affected the provision of public infrastructure such as school blocks, affected farming activities and brought about various ...

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Ritz junction residents demonstrate against gas filling station[Video]

Residents of Ritz junction in Accra on Sunday staged a demonstration  to demand the removal of a Gas Station located in the area. This comes on the back of a gas explosion at Atomic junction on Saturday, that claimed seven lives and left several others injured. The demonstration began at about 6:00am with over a hundred demonstrators. The demonstrators gathered ...

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Gas explosion: US mourns with Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has expressed their condolence to Ghana following Saturday’s gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction in Accra. So far, six people have been confirmed dead with nearly 40 others sustaining varying degrees of injury. The Embassy took to Twitter to express its condolence, saying, “We extend our deepest condolences following last night’s explosion and wish peace, ...

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