The Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli says the cylinder recirculation project the outfit is implementing will create about 4, 500 spaces of employment for Ghanaians.
The project, he intimated is part of efforts by the government to provide job opportunities while reducing the incidences of fire outbreaks that occur at the house and work environments.
Speaking at a stakeholder engagement forum in Kumasi on Tuesday, the CEO noted the idea behind the cylinder recirculation project is to get rid of all leaking cylinders from the Ghanaian market.
He said while taking the leaking cylinders from liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) users upon their visits to gas stations more people will be engaged to do the recirculation exercise.
”We are committed to creating jobs while we hold fast to our resolve to eliminate the incidences of fireoutbreaks in the home and work environments”, Mr Tampuli stressed.
Speaking at the event, Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister urged the public to support the cylinder recirculation project.
The project, he noted will help to eliminate fires that occur in the homes because of LPG leakage.
He mentioned that many fire outbreaks could have been avoided if regular checks was done by refilling agents at gas stations.
The Minister therefore encouraged NPA to intensify the recirculation project and enable all homes in Kumasi to have leak free cylinders.
CHIEF OF AMAKOM:
Chairing the occasion, Nana Adu Mensah, Chief of Amakom commended NPA for the project.
He said quality cylinders have the potential to reduce the incidences of fire.
This, he noted makes the decision by NPA to embark on the cylinder recirculation project a laudable initiative and urged the public to embrace the concept to rid homes from avoidable fire outbreaks.
Speaking to this reporter some invited stakeholders such as the Army wives association, Police Wives Asociation and other youth groups expressed their delight with the idea behind the cylinder recirculation project.
They urged the NPA to intensify its sensitization efforts so that the public become aware of the dangers of using leaking cylinders and products.
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