The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced plans to roll out the much-awaited cylinder recirculation module by the fourth quarter of this year.
The cylinder recirculation model is an LPG marketing model that involves filling LPG cylinders at large refilling plants and then supplying the filled cylinders to consumers at specialised retail outlets called exchange points.
With the cylinder recirculation model, consumers get to exchange their empty cylinder for a filled one at the exchange point.
Speaking with Benjamin Offei-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (5 August) Mohammed Abdul Kudus, communications manager at the NPA said the policy is ready for a possible take-off after successful piloting in 2019 and 2020.
“The CEO of NPA Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, in the last month has been busy inspecting the necessary infrastructure that should come on board to support the implementation of the module. So he has visited bottling plants, and manufacturing companies, both public and private.”
“The last time he met the LPG marketers to give his word, he said we are looking at the last quarter of this year to roll out the scheme. That’s the expectation,” Kudus said.
The communications manager of the NPA attributed the delay in the implementation of the policy to a lack of adequate infrastructure.
“The reason we [NPA] have not commenced the cylinder recirculation model is not because of issues with the policy, rather the infrastructure to facilitate it is the issue,” he said.
Kudus added, “This is what has held back the exercise. The policy framework has been properly fashioned and is ready for take-off … We are now working on the exigencies that will ensure that the actual take-off will be a success.”
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