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Cylinder Recirculation Model will be Cost Effective and Accessible to Consumers – NPA Boss

The policy, according to the Minister, will streamline LPG distribution, eliminating hurdles and making the process more efficient and cost-effective for household delivery.

Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid says the adoption of the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) policy will not only enhance safety in LPG distribution but also ensure accessibility for consumers.

Moreover, he emphasizes that the policy will streamline LPG distribution, eliminating hurdles and making the process more efficient and cost-effective for household delivery.

Dr. Abdul-Hamid made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by Dr. Joseph Wilson, Director of Research Monitoring and Evaluation of the NPA, at a consumer sensitization programme on the CRM held on Wednesday at the Catholic Social Center in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

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The event, led by Upper East Regional Chairman of GPRTU, Fatau Atinga,  provided a platform for key stakeholders and experts to exchange insights.

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Director of Gas at the NPA, Akua Ntiwaa Kwakye,  delivered the opening address, setting the stage for discussions while noting the importance of Ghana’s LPG industry.

During a presentation on CRM, the Head of Gas in the Commercial Regulation Department of the NPA, Obed Kraine, also provided detailed insights into the policy’s implementation and operational framework.

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“The CRM policy includes robust measures to ensure transparency and accuracy in the exchange process. Cylinder exchange points will have mechanisms in place to verify the weight of the cylinders, preventing any discrepancies and ensuring that consumers receive the full value of their purchase,” Mr. Kraine said, addressing concerns raised by participants regarding the accuracy of gas exchanges under the CRM policy.

Addressing concerns over potential job losses stemming from CRM implementation, Mr. Kraine said “the transition to the CRM model aims to create new job opportunities in the LPG value chain. Additional personnel will be required for cylinder distribution, maintenance, and related services.”

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