The Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, has indicated that, the ministry is working on a policy that will ensure the safe distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country.
This according to him, is part of government’s attempt to prevent fuel related accidents that have hit the country.
[contextly_sidebar id=”4zqjV06Be5nt3BSx8UBWJguGUuWF0Gfz”]Speaking at the Luncheon Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (Ghana), last week, Mr. Agyarko stated that, “the Ministry is currently reviewing a draft LPG Policy which seeks to provide direction on marketing and distribution of LPG in a safe and efficient manner, and facilitate an increase in access to LPG nationwide”.
Fuel explosions in the country over the past two years, have been on the increase.
The June 3rd 2015 explosion amidst flood, killed over 150 persons. The La Trade Fair explosion also killed 12 persons, whilst the Takoradi gas explosion also left 152 persons sustaining various degrees of injury.
Mr. Agyarko continued that “the new marketing and distribution structure we hope would curtail some of the safety related incidents that have caused loss of life in the country in recent times”.
Some of the incidents have been attributed to poor safety standards, whilst others are said to have occurred from negligence.
By: Obrempong Yaw Ampofo/citifmonline.com/Ghana