The Chief Executive Director of National Petroleum Authority Mr. Alhassan Tampuli has revealed that ,the Cylinder Recirculation Model CRM of New Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) Promotion Policy will create another 4,500 new jobs into industry after the policy is successful implemented.

According to him, Direct and Indirect jobs estimated to 4,500 in relation to new jobs under the actors of the new value chain and door to door delivery service.

He said the Cylinder Recirculation Model will not affect current jobs of LPG Bulk Transporters, LPG Bulk Distribution Companies, and LPG Bulk Storage companies.

He also reiterate that the Cylinder Recirculation model of LPG distribution will be implemented fully and relevant licenses will be issued and safety protocols will be keenly observed to ensure the safety of the good people of Ghana, while increasing access to LPG for domestic, commercial and industrial use from the current 25% level to 50% by 2030.

He added that,the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) implementation model for the National LPG Policy is aimed at providing direction for marketing and distribution of LPG in a safe and efficient manner, to facilitate an increase in access to LPG nationwide.

“This will help achieve the policy goal which is to ensure that at least 50% of Ghanaians have access to safe, clean and environmentally friendly LPG for domestic, commercial and industrial usage by 2030”, he disclosed.

He explained that some selected high risk LPG filling stations will be converted into cylinder distribution and exchange points.

The Ashanti regional minister Hon. Simon Osei Mensah is important to put structures in place to guide the process.

He said ,the well-being of Ghanaians remains a major priority to this government and no stone will be left unturned to ensure they benefit from this policy. “We need to implement the policy and assess how it solves the peculiar needs of the industry and consumers as a whole. All hands must be on deck to ensure the identified needs of the industry are resolved”, he stated.

He urged National Petroleum Authority to have amicable dialogue with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers Association in other to resolve the impending court case for quick implementation of the policy.

Meanwhile the Vice Chairman of LPG Marketers Association Mr. Gabriel Kumi has called on government to remove high tax on LPG products so that consumers can afford on moderate price and also will help add more consumers into current estimated 6,500 consumers of LPG.
Source:Koowaa.com/Kwame Baffoe Agyekum

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