Kumasi residents worried about suspension of retail of LPG
| Updated Oct 19, 2017 at 8:52pm
The indefinite suspension of the retail of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the Kumasi Metropolis is creating apprehension among consumers.
The private LPG refilling plants suspended their retail services on the advice by the Ghana LPG Association that all LPG Marketing Companies, operators and LPG Tanker Drivers Union shut down their businesses starting from October 18.
This is to make way for general maintenance of LPG refilling stations across the country.
There are fears that if the issue is not resolved as early as possible institutions such as schools which use gas for cooking could run into serious difficulties.
Meanwhile, the LPG Marketers Association of Ghana has justified its decision to suspend selling of LPG gas throughout the nation.
As of yesterday, no LPG refilling company was selling gas leaving hundreds of consumers disappointed.
Vice President of the Association, Gabriel Kumi told GBC’s Radio Ghana that the action is to forestall the situation where the NPA is arbitrarily closing down gas stations following the explosion at the Atomic Junction.
Mr. Kumi rejected claims that the action is in protest against cabinet's decision for a cylinder re-circulation programme.
Mr. Kumi however noted that the cylinder re-circulation policy is not the solution to the frequent explosions.