Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Hassan Tampuli has assured a section of industry players that, their concerns about the existing pilot of the new gas policy will be addressed, because consumers stand to gain from the overall outcome of the policy.
Speaking at a pilot launch in the Jomoro district in the Western region, Mr. Tampuli said the Authority has no intention of excluding any industry member from the exercise as the success of the programme partly rests on their commitment and contributions.
“In recent times, we’ve had calls by some industry players to halt the implementation of the CRM (Cylinder Recirculation Model) pilot phase due to some challenges encountered with the pilot exercises in Kade and Obuasi.
“We need not remind ourselves that one of the reasons for the pilot is to help address difficulties that may arise when we eventually move to a full scale implementation of the CRM policy,” Mr Tampuli pointed out.
He said pilot exercises are conducted to help guide us to identify problems and fix them and in light of this problems encountered in the pilot areas are being addressed.
Mr. Tampuli said a total of 3,983 cylinders have been procured for Jomoro alone, to augment the cylinders currently in the hands of consumers in the area.
“All you need to do is to pick your empty cylinder, walk to the gas station and exchange it for a filled cylinder.”
The programme was attended by traditional leaders, opinion leaders and the security agencies.