Dirty fuel kills 17,500 Ghanaians every year

Dirty fuel kills 17,500 Ghanaians every year

Thousands of Ghanaians are dying because they inhale fumes from dirty diesel,a leading energy policy think-tank, Africa centre for energy policy (ACEP) has revealed.

Dirty fuel kills 17,500 Ghanaians every year

ACEP predicts that air pollution from vehicles in Ghana will go worse by 2030

According to the deputy executive director of ACEP, Benjamin Boakye, reports from the World Bank show that close to 17,500 Ghanaians die annually because of air pollution caused by dirty fuel.

The shocking revelation by ACEP follows a survey which proves that poisonous sulfur content of diesel samples in Ghana was 300 times as dangerous compared to that of Europe, US and even Kenya.

Meanwhile, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), which regulates Ghana's fuel industry has denied the claim. CEO of NPA, Moses Asaga argues to Citi FM that "NPA have sought permission from the EPA and that the emission test of Ghanaian vehicles which use diesel has so far been considered to be in the acceptable range".

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