Ghana LPG Operators boycott meeting with Energy Minister

BY: Della Russel Ocloo
Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko
Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko

The Ghana LPG Operators Association say they will not attend a meeting called by the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko in connection with its impending strike action until the Ministry writes officially inviting them for the meeting.

According to the association, the posture of government officials on discussions on the gas cylinder re-circulation policy has made it difficult for the association to be able to continue to dialogue with them.

The President of the association, Torgbi Adaku V has specifically mentioned the Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mr Hassan Tampuli for instance, of politicising issues and accusing him [Torgbi Adaku] of attempts to sabotage the policy.

The Ghana LPG operators association has planned a strike beginning Monday May 21 as part of a protest against the gas cylinder re-circulation policy which government intends to introduce.

According to the association, the re-circulation policy will render about 7,000 people jobless and wants government to cancel it.

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Torgbi Adaku V in a letter to members stated: "After a grace period of One Week was given to enable a favourable response to be issued by Government elapsed, the 2nd GLiPGOA National Emergency Meeting organised on the 15th of May, 2018, unanimously resolved that with effect from 6:00am, Monday the 21st of May, 2018, a nationwide strike action be called and all services to the general public at all LPG filling plants in the country should cease then until further notice," the letter read.

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