BY: Vanessa Adjei
Cabinet has lifted the ban on construction of LPG outlets throughout the country which was shut down in 2017.
This follows an industrial strike action by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Marketers Association of Ghana, the Ghana LPG Operators Association of Ghana and the Tanker Drivers Association of Ghana since Monday.
The striking groups raised a number of issues, including the shutdown of some stations as a result of the Atomic Junction gas explosion five years ago.
In a statement signed by the Chief Executive of the NPA, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the decision was arrived at Cabinet at its 35th Sitting, yesterday.
It further stated that it has granted a special dispensation to allow the completion of the construction of stranded LPG stations across the country, that were affected by the ban on the construction and operation of new LPG facilities in 2017.
The NPA therefore requested, “all OMCs/ LPGMCs who were affected by this directive to resubmit their applications to the Authority.”
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT