The LPG marketers association of Ghana has warned that consumption of LPG in Ghana will reduce from the current 25 to 15 percent if prices are not reduced before the year 2030 which is the set targeted by the government to achieve 50 percent of LPG use in the country.
Vice President of the association, Gabriel Kumi said current pump price of LPG is astronomically high and this has become a deterrent for many Ghanaians to use LPG for their fuel needs.
Speaking at a stakeholder engagement forum in Tamale on the Cylinder Recirculation Model by the NPA, Gabriel Kumi opined that the long term benefits of using LPG outweighs the short term insignificant revenue it generate through taxes for the government.
The LPG marketers association Vice President also called on government to increase education on the use and benefits of the LPG across Ghana to wipe up citizens interest in the use of the product.
The National Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Promotion Policy seeks to provide direction on marketing and distribution of LPG in a safe and efficient manner, and facilitate an increase in access to LPG nationwide.
The goal is to ensure that over 50% of Ghanaians have access to safe, clean and environmentally friendly LPG for increased domestic, commercial and industrial usage by 2030.
The national LPG policy provides backing for a now LPG distribution model which is centred on the use of the Cylinder Recirculation Model as the market structure.
The Recirculation model is the LPG marketing model which involves filling of LPG cylinders at bottling plants and then supplying the filled cylinders to consumers at specialized retail outlets called exchange points.
Source: Diamondfmonline.com/ Ken Zorre