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LPG shortage hits filling stations.

Gabriel Kumi, vice president of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Marketers Association, has stated that some filling stations are experiencing a scarcity of LPG as a result of the tanker drivers’ strike. He has issued a warning that, if caution is not exercised, there will be a severe scarcity of LPG, which could have an impact on the economy of Ghana. “I’ll beg the government to pay attention to this because of how precarious the situation is right now. Some gas stations don’t currently have any gas available. For those who own it, the products would run out by nightfall tonight, and Ghanaians would suffer as a result tomorrow into the weekend, he warned. On the morning show Ghana Nie with Ama Gyenfa Ofosu Darkwa on Atinka TV, he made this statement: Since Monday, June 26, 2023, the tanker drivers have been on strike in protest at the poor conditions of the highways in the oil-rich regions of Tema, Takoradi, Kumasi, and Buipe. They contend that their efforts to influence the government to address their problem have been ineffective. Speaking on the subject, Mr. Gabriel Kumi remarked that before drivers go back to work, they want to see a commitment from the government. He claimed that despite requests for the government to repair the roads, the government had not demonstrated any commitment to doing so and that the issue has remained since 2017. Gabriel Kumi claimed that the current situation must be attributed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Ministry of Finance. He mentioned that a meeting with the drivers has been scheduled by the roads minister, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah. He did, however, acknowledge that Ghanaians would suffer if there was a scarcity of petroleum gas as a result of the strike. “We witnessed what occurred at Assin North; if the Government channels that same attention to these roads that give the Government money and give the country enormous sums of money, I feel the issue can be resolved,” he said. We are aware that the Minister has the authority to swiftly instruct the contractors to leave, he continued. Since it takes months to rebuild roads, the drivers are not asking the government to fix every road before they leave for work because it would be unrealistic. However, we want to see commitment; they want to see some commitment; and we want to see that the government is taking action so that we can affirm to the drivers that the government has played a role and has the power to persuade our guys to report for duty. Since this started last Friday, it has been almost a week, and the administration has yet to make any commitments.

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