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Fight against filling stations daunting – IES

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The fight against filling stations that are wrongly sited in the country will be a difficult task, given that powerful politicians and businessmen in the country are those behind the business, Richmond Rockson, an expert at the Institute of Energy Security (IES), has said.

According to him, over the past years, especially beginning 2007, several people have lost their lives out of LPG explosions alone, however, not much has been done to deal with the situation.

He accused authorities of paying lip service to the issues.

His comments follow the gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction, Madina, in Accra on Saturday, October 6 killing seven people and injuring several others.

Mr Rockson told Accra News’ Katakyie Obeng Mensah on Wednesday, October 11 that: “Powerful businessmen and politicians are behind the filling stations in the country and so the fight against these stations sited wrongly will be difficult.

“We must all add our voices to this course to ensure that these stations are dealt with, otherwise the killings will continue.”

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com/100.5FM

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