Goil LPG: We’re Not on Strike
The Ghana Oil Company Limited says its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets across the country are offering uninterrupted services to the general public despite the strike declared by LPG retailers across the country.
Members of the Ghana Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Operators Association (GLiPGOA), today, Monday, 21 May 2018, began an indefinite strike, ceasing the sale of LPG to the public.
GLiPGOA wants government to stop its intended Cylinder Recirculation Module (CRM) because they believe over 7,000 people will be rendered jobless.
According to the group, the policy is ill-planned and will only worsen the unemployment rate in the country.
The model, if implemented, will ensure that LPG Bottling Plants are sited away from congested commercial and populated centres. The plants will also procure, brand, maintain and fill empty cylinders to be distributed to consumers and households through retail outlets.
Low-risk gas stations will be designated for the supply of gas to vehicles.
But Goil, in a statement, said they are not part of the strike.
The statement read: “Ghana Oil Company Limited, GOIL, wishes to inform the general public that its LPG outlets throughout the country are not on strike and therefore all its outlets are opened to the public and have gas on sale.
“Goil will continue to be of service to the general public and assure consumers of uninterrupted service at all times.”