Government has distributed 3,000 gas cylinders at Ajumako in the Central Region, appealing to the beneficiaries to observe basic precautionary measures necessary to ensure safety and security.

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah noted that inability to put in place safety measures with regards to the usage of the liquefied petroleum gas-fuelled (LPG) cylinders had resulted in fire outbreaks and loss of lives and property.

Mr. Buah made this known in a speech read on his behalf by the Chief Director of the Energy and Petroleum Ministry at the launch of a rural LPG promotion programme at Ajumako in the Central Region.

The objective of the programme is to minimise and eventually eradicate the destructive effects that the continuous burning of firewood had on the environment.

Government is working assiduously with relevant stakeholders to promote the domestic use of LPG, particularly in the rural areas.

The cylinders were 6kg-size and come with cook stoves and accessories.

The promotion of the use of LPG in rural areas would undoubtedly eliminate or reduce the levels of health and safety-related challenges confronting the country recently.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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