The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will from September this year roll out for residents of Greater Accra and other areas in Ghana will not have to own a cylinder to use gas.
People who use gas will only have to pick up filled up cylinders and pay for the content, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) after registering with their Ghana National Identity Card.
Due to the implementation of the Cylinder Re – circulation Model ( CRM ) being championed by the National Petroleum Authority ( NPA) and its partners, under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy.
The roll out will begin in September in Accra and Kumasi and will gradually spread to other parts of the country.
Cylinder Re – circulation Model.
The implementation of the CRM is to ensure that at least 50 percent of Ghanaians have access to safe, clean and environmental friendly LPG by 2030.
It is also meant to improve access to LPG, improve safety in the distribution of LPG and to increase adoption of LPG.
Additionally, it is a policy shift to stop the unnecessary loss of lives and properties as well as gas filling stations, mostly due to human error.
This was made known at a press conference at the National Petroleum Authority Conference Room on Thursday August 3, 2023 by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mr. Perry Okudzeto explained that the model had been well piloted, the system streamlined, the infrastructure now in place to ensure the safe delivery and use of LPG across the operational areas.
The policy will be that cylinders procured from manufacturing companies would be sent to Bottling Plants to be filled.
The filled cylinders will be transported in bulk to exchange to depots for holding and sorting before transporting them in quantities to cylinder exchange points where consumers can register and pay for any quantity for domestic and commercial consumption.
Specialised trucks will be used to used to transport the filled cylinders from the bottling plants to the retail stations or exchange points, where consumers will exchange their empty cylinders for filled ones.The press later tour the cylinder manufacturing companies to see how this compares operates…… Story by Bugbila Moadow.