Mr. Samuel Asare-Bediako; Coordinator for Unified Petroleum Price Fund has submitted that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) is almost ready with the Cylinder Recirculation Model of LPG.
The model involves the filling of LPG cylinders at designated refilling plants for onward distribution to consumers through retail outlets to be known as exchange points.
President Akufo-Addo directed the NPA to work on the model after various fire outbreaks and gas explosions, the latest being the Atomic explosion which claimed lives.
According to Mr. Samuel Asare-Bediako the model is to: “Develop a market-driven structure to ensure safety, increased access and adoption of LPG and ensure the existence of robust and standard health, Safety and environmental practices in the production, marketing and consumption of LPG.”
Ghanaians will be required to send their empty cylinders to LPG to distribution centers or sub-distributor outlets to exchange with filled cylinders or engage the services of door-to-door delivery service providers. New consumers who do not have cylinders will have to make cash deposits to be given new ones.
Already countries like Togo, Benin, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Senegal practice the Cylinder Recirculation Model of LPG.
Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com