As part of efforts to avert future gas explosions, the Ghana National Fire Service will now train and certify gas tanker drivers and their mates, to equip them with skills and knowledge in ensuring optimum safety in the discharge of their duty.
Six police officers have been summoned by the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) Bureau of the Ghana Police Service to answer charges of misconduct.
The six, who are all stationed at the Sekondi Police Regional headquarters, were caught on video collecting money from drivers at the Inchaban Barrier.
The Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), David Eklu, told the Daily Graphic that when the attention of the Ghana Police Service was drawn to the video, which had gone viral on social media, personnel of the PIPS were tasked to investigate the authenticity of the video.
A prompt response from the Ghana National Fire Service averted another likely gas explosion in Achimota over the weekend.
The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Fire Service, Prince Billy Anaglatey, told Citi News firemen immediately rushed to the scene when they received information there was fire in the engine compartment of a gas tanker.
Citi News has learnt that LPG distributors in the country may suspend their services soon.
This is to protest government’s decision to implement the cylinder re-circulation module which was proposed by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to ensure that LPG filling points are sited out of densely populated areas and commercial centres.