- Work on the construction of a fuel station in Wenchi has come to a halt following an order by the MCE
- The residents in the area have been complaining for long about the siting of the station, but it all fell on deaf ears
- The owners of the station have been asked to submit all the relevant documents before work would continue
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Progress on the construction of a fuel station in the Wenchi Municipal area in the Brong Ahafo Region has come to a standstill, following a directive from the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Dr Prince Kwakye Afriyie, for a halt to the project.
This is as a result of safety concerns raised about the siting of the fuel station at Nkonsia, a farming community in the municipality, with regard to the danger it is likely to pose to lives and property.
In what could be an attempt to prevent the likelihood of occurrence of a calamity such as the June 3 disaster, which claimed lives and property, the residents argued that their incessant calls for an abrogation of the construction process have, on several occasions fallen on deaf ears.
The preventive measure is to ensure that the necessary security checks are conducted before work can go on.
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The owners have therefore been given two weeks to ensure that all the necessary documents are available, so that approval could be given for the continuation of the project, which is near completion.
Residents in the area have, for so long expressed concerns over its location in the area, and as such called on the relevant authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to put in place measures to forestall any calamity.
They expressed their fears to the MCE during a familiarization tour he undertook in the municipality, in a bid to educate himself on the pressing challenges of the area.
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