The National Petroleum Authority has held a Stakeholder engagement forum in Tamale on the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM).
The forum was aimed at enlightening the public on the policy, its rollout and also how to address the needs of the consumer particularly on the Cylinder Recirculation Model policy.
The public was also educated on the environmental benefits associated with the use of LPG.
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Alhassan S. Tampuli said the Cylinder Recirculation model will provide over 4,500 jobs for the citizenry when fully implemented.
He said the National Petroleum Authority will continue with safety education across the country and also monitor all distributors and exchange points to ensure safe use of the LPG.
The Northern regional Minister Salifu Sa-eed, said time has come for people to adopt new methods in satisfying their fuel needs either for domestic, commercial or industrial purposes.
He lamented about the wanton felling of tress for charcoal production and for firewood coupled with climate change effect which had affected the rainfall pattern within Northern Ghana, thereby impacting negatively on crop production.
Salifu Saeed also bemoaned the low percentage of LPG usage in the region, which stands at 2% and appealed to residents to adopt LPG to harness the many benefits associated with it.
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.
Source: Diamondfmonline.com/ Ken Zurre