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Construction of fuel stations ongoing despite President’s order

Construction works are ongoing at some of petrol stations in the Ashanti Region, despite a presidential fiat ordering the temporary cessation of the construction of facilities intended for use as gas or petrol/diesel retail outlets. Citi News sighted construction work vigorously ongoing at a Unity Oil filling station, located at Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The supervisors said they ...

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Nana Addo didn’t err halting construction of fuel stations – Hamid

The Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid, has downplayed suggestions that President Akufo-Addo erred in law by ordering a halt to the ongoing constructions of fuel stations across the country. According to him, the order is in the best interest of Ghanaians. In the wake of the Atomic Junction gas explosion, the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points, is to ...

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Suspending construction of fuel stations ‘illegal’ – Ayariga warns

A former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Mahama Ayariga, believes government may be infringing on the rights of some fuel distributors following a directive by the President,  halting the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points until further notice. The order formed part of nine directives from a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, which saw the introduction of nine safety measures to ensure sanity within ...

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Construction of new fuel stations halted by gov’t

In the wake of the Atomic Junction gas explosion, the construction of petrol/diesel and LPG filling points, is to cease immediately until further notice, the government has stated. This directive formed part of nine safety measures outlined by the Presidency after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. A statement from the government noted that, President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the “immediate cessation, until further notice, ...

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Close down high-risk fuel stations in 30-days – Nana Addo

High-risk fuel stations across the country are to be shut-down in a month’s time, following a directive from President Akufo-Addo after Thursday’s crucial cabinet meeting. The President said this directive will be implemented by a task-force without “regard to any political or special interests.” A statement issued by the presidency and signed by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, after the ...

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Don’t compensate explosion victims with tax money- Mahama Ayariga

A former Minister for Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, believes that it is wrong for the government to use state funds to compensate victims of gas explosions and similar accidents largely caused by the negligence of private companies. According to him, such practice does not encourage fuel station owners to be responsible in adhering to the safety requirement with ...

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Breakdown of fines for 57 cheating fuel stations [Infographic]

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), has sanctioned 57 fuel stations in Accra found to have engaged in infractions detrimental to the interest of consumers. They were fined a total of ¢261,000 for serving customers with lower volumes of fuel, using non-approved GSA seals, and breaking GSA seals meant to stop cheating at the pumps. The infographic below shows the breakdown ...

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Bawaleshie residents worried over closeness of fuel stations [Report]

The siting of a Liquified Petroleum Gas station and three other diesel and petrol outlets, close to some residential facilities at Bawaleshie in the Greater Accra Region, is becoming a source of worry for many residents. People living close to these fuel stations have expressed fear about possible explosion and the resultant loss of lives and property, and are calling on ...

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NPP will lose 2016 if we field Nana Addo – Alan

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) “must win” the 2016 elections “at all cost,” Alan Kyeremanteng, the party’s twice-defeated flagbearer aspirant has said. Touting himself as the best candidate to win power for the NPP in the next elections, Mr. Kyeremanteng told the NPP’s New York Chapter on Friday that “the thought of losing” the next Presidential election was “frightening” and ...

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