Attempt of The National Petroleum Authority to move T-Tekpor LPG refilling plant at Afariwaa in the Ashaiman municipality in the Greater Accra region has suffered another delay.
In a letter dated 7th November, 2018, NPA directed T-Tekpor Energy Ltd to relocate its refilling facility by 31st December 2018.
The letter also categorically stated that the operating permit of the NPA will not be renewed after the said date.
However T-Tekpor Energy Ltd has filed a suit at an Accra High court to contest directive of the NPA.
Last two decades, the site for the gas station is said to have existed in the with T-Tekpor Energy Ltd taking over about 6 years ago as a third company to operate.
The decision to reposition the facility became essential after some stakeholders petitioned the Energy Ministry and NPA. The petition raised risk concerns the facility posed to two adjoining schools, Tema International School and Tema Ridge School.
The petition further said, in the event of explosion, the impact will be severe due to the environment in which refilling station is sited.
A multi-stakeholder committee made up of Ghana National Fire Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Factory Inspectorate among others was then formed to investigate the issue.
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