Saturday, October 14, 2017

Explosion: It's Not The Duty Of The President To Institute Safety Measures – Jantuah

10:19:00 AM


State institutions set up to ensure safety regulations at the various gas filling stations must ensure they work to expectation, Kwame Jantuah, an energy expert and vice president of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has said.

According to him, it was not the duty of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to have instituted safety measures to be complied by the fillings stations following the gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction, Madina, on Saturday October 6.

Following that explosion which killed seven persons and injured over 135 people, the President has ordered the immediate cessation, until further notice, of all construction of facilities intended for use as gas or petroleum retail stations.

Additionally, the President has also directed the shutdown of all high-risk Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stations across the country. Commenting on this development on TV3 New Day programme on Saturday October 14, Mr Jantuah said: Is it governments responsibility to put in these measures Is it the presidents responsibility to put these measures in place It is the responsibility the regulator, it is not the presidents responsibility to do what he has done. Commendable as it is, it is not his responsibility, it is the reasonability of the regulator and it has to be a continues ongoing thing.

How many times a year does EPA monitor these stations Twice a year which is very inadequate. We are dealing with a highly inflammable substance.

I dont think it is the duty of the president to do what he has done, it is the regulator.


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