Ghana: NPA to Roll Out Cylinder Recirculation Model Next Month – Deputy Chief Executive, NPA

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) is set to roll out the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) Policy in September this year, Deputy Chief Executive, NPA, Perry Okudzeto, has stated.

To be implemented in Accra and other selected parts of the country residents do not have to own a cylinder to use gas.

Gas users only have to pick up filled-up cylinders and pay for the content after registering with their national identity cards.

At a media briefing in Accra on Thursday, the planned implementation of the policy Mr Okudzeto said, would run side by side with the current distribution model until it was gradually phased out.

He said the inputs of the working committee which included LPG marketing companies who have been engaged in their several deliberations had been factored into the framework adding that there were no bottlenecks for the implementation of the programme.

“All industry players have been engaged and their ideas incorporated into framework which had been designed with their input and are ready to offer their support to ensure the success of the project,” he stressed.

Mr Okudzeto said the implementation of the CRM was to ensure that at least 50 per cent of Ghanaians have access to safe, clean and environmentally friendly LPG by 2030.

“It is also meant to improve access to LPG, improve safety in the distribution of LPG and to increase adoption as well as stop the unnecessary loss of lives and properties at gas filling stations, mostly due to human error,” he said.