LPG operators call off strike over cylinder re-circulation

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi

The Ghana LPG Operators Association (GLiPGOA) has called off its three days old strike which was part of a protest against the gas cylinder re-circulation policy which government intends to introduce.

According to the association, they have had an agreement with government that the local industry will own and drive the cylinder recirculation policy.

“We’ve called off the strike because we had a meeting with the Minister yesterday [Tuesday]; we came up with some proposals which are quite acceptable. And also, due to the fact that we do not want to overstretch our consumers.”

The Vice President of the LPG marketers association, Mr Gabriel Kumi in a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM said the policy in its current form would have let the current operators lose their daily bread.

“We thought that the way the policy was being pushed through was as if there is no existing industry but we are all aware that the LPG industry has been existing for the past 25 years. We are only trying to apply a new strategy to an existing industry.”

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“So it is just fair you try and accommodate the current players who have held the fort all this while and try and address all their grievances."

Mr Kumi explained that the government was threatening to register new companies to take over the industry but that had been cancelled.