Axim (W/R), Oct. 08, GNA-Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has
cut the sod for the construction of an LPG Bottling Plant at Axim in the
Nzema East Municipal Assembly (NEMA) in the Western Region.
The plant when completed would help deal with gas explosion occurrences
at the various filling stations leading to lose of lives and properties in the
The construction of the cylinder bottling plant is a unit of the cylinder
recirculation module and has an installation of LPG storage tanks, offloading
points for LPG mobile trucks, maintenance building for testing of cylinders
and storage facilities for both filled and empty bottles.
It also comes with an installation of water tanks, loading bays and parking
lots for LPG bullets trucks, installation of automatic cylinder filling hall
designed to have an installed capacity of 2,400 cylinders per day.
The project when completed is expected to create direct and indirect jobs
for the citizenry, especially the indigenous people.
Addressing a durbar at Axim before the sod cutting ceremony as part of his
two-day working visit to the Western Region, Dr. Bawumia recalled that
hitherto the country had witnessed rampant gas explosions at the cost of the
nation’s human resource capital hence, the need for the project.
« As a result, the Government decided that there should be less risky way in
the distribution of LPG gas hence tasking the National Petroleum Authority
(NPA) to develop a policy content for cabinet’s approval to avert the
unfortunate occurrences », he explained.
He commended the chiefs for their support for the project through which
about 64 acre plots of land have been acquired.
He announced that all the technical designs and requirements for the project
have been completed.