Gas shortage hits Greater Accra, Central and Western regions; customers stranded

Gas shortage hits Greater Accra, Central and Western regions; customers stranded

- There has been a shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, in the Greater Accra, Central and Western regions

- The acute shortage of the gas has left many consumers stranded

- Domestic and commercial consumers of LPG in the affected areas have had no supply since Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that there has been a shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, in the Greater Accra, Central and Western regions.

The acute shortage of the domestic fuel has left many consumers stranded.

Domestic and commercial consumers of LPG in the affected areas have had no supply since Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

According to a Ghanaweb report sighted by YEN.com.gh the shortage comes after the Gas Tanker Drivers Union declared a sit-down strike on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

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Gas shortage hits Greater Accra, Central and Western regions; customers stranded

Gas shortage hits Greater Accra, Central and Western regions; customers stranded Source: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

Among the affected consumers include some commercial drivers who use LPG as a source of fuel.

The affected drivers have called for an immediate solution to the situation as it has taken a toll on their business.

Meanwhile, in a statement released on Sunday, November 1, 2020, the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations said the situation is expected to be brought back to normalcy.

Gas shortage hits Greater Accra, Central and Western regions; customers stranded

Statement released by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations Source: Facebook
Source: UGC

The statement noted that the Gas Tanker Drivers Union resumed full scale operation after stakeholders meeting was held.

The emergency meeting was held between the Ministry, the Gas Tanker Drivers Union, the Ghana Transport Petroleum and Chemical Drivers Union as well as the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies.

In other news, the information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has debunked claims making rounds that Ghana has once again gone back to being in the category of Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC).

Oppong Nkrumah said the numerous publications making rounds on social media claiming that the country has returned to HIPC are false and lake any form of credibility.

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Speaking at the a press conference on Tuesday in Accra, he said because the country is approaching the polls, it is a deliberate attempt to thwart the work government has done.

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