Members of the Ghana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Operators Association (GLiPGOA) have threatened to take legal action against government if it goes ahead to implement the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) policy.
Nicholas Issaka Gbana, spokesperson for the association, said proper stakeholder consultation was not done since the operators were not engaged on the policy.
Mr Gbana said the government, without any consultation, introduced the policy and invited them to support its implementation.
He indicated that petitions have been sent to the government to reconsider its decision.
Mr Gbana told Adehye FM’s Elisha Adarkwah at their national meeting held in Kumasi on Monday, 25 June 2018, the government must rescind the decision and invite them for proper consultation or any attempt to implement the policy will force them to head to court.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on the advice of Cabinet on 12 October 2017, directed that the model to be implemented as part of measures to ensure the nation does not experience any more gas explosions after public outcry in the wake of the massive explosion at an LPG station at Atomic Junction in Accra last year.
The model, if implemented, will ensure that LPG Bottling Plants will be sited away from congested commercial and populated centres and will procure, brand, maintain and fill empty cylinders to be distributed to consumers and households through retail outlets.
Low-risk gas stations will be designated for the supply of gas to vehicles.
This, GLiPGOA believes will lead to job losses and other negative implications on their business.