A former CEO of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Moses Asaga, wants a halt in the issuance of licence to new filling stations in Accra.
According to him, the capital is choked and does not need new stations. For him, supervision of the already existing structures must be intensified for safety.
“Accra is not supposed to have filling stations anymore. The hotspot indicates that Accra has enough filling stations. It is time we see more supervision. At a T-junction, the fuel stations should be 300M away,” Mr Asaga stated.
His comment follows a gas explosion in Accra recently.
Seven people are dead and 132 others have sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident that occurred on Saturday, October 7 at Atomic Junction near Madina in Accra.
“Going forward, I think the NPA should have a squad who will monitor discharges at all stations. A lot of these accidents are as a result of human error,” Mr Asaga said in an interview with Starr FM’s Francis Abban on Monday, October 9.