BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GHANA Liquefied Petroleum Gas Operators Association (GLiPGOA) has stated that they are ready to shed their blood to resist the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) from collapsing their business and thus safeguard the public interest.
According to the group they are advising the NPA to reopen with immediate effect and automatic alacrity T-Tekpor Gas Station and Goby Gas and any other station they have closed down within one week else they will advise themselves.
Torgbi Adaku V, president of the association, at a press briefing in Tema, warned the NPA to immediately shelve whatever ridiculous plans they have kicked in the motion to destroy their investments across the country and also to immediately do the right thing by reinstating those targeted whose licences the NPA is revoking for no reason other than to make money.
According to him, the association is calling on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to, as a matter of urgency, call to order some of his appointees who are destroying and collapsing businesses instead of helping build and empower same.
He explained that instead of the NPA helping to find solutions to some of the hazards of handling LPG they have decided on collapsing all their stations across the country with the introduction of a Cylinder Recirculation Model although it has been found to be rather a more dangerous policy whose effects in several countries have been disastrous.
“We have noted with deep concern what appears to be an emerging pattern of closing down stations on the mere whims and caprices of so-called ‘petitioners’ whose chief complaint has been that gas stations have been sited close to their facilities, whether schools or homes contrary to the grounds on which applicants may be denied a licence under the NPA Act,” he noted.