The Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Alhassan Tampuli has said the success of the Cylinder Recirculation Model policy partly rests on the active participation of consumers. Speaking at a stakeholder engagement at Yendi in the Northern Region under a strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols, Mr. Tampuli said the policy has been designed with the consumer in mind, because the issue of petroleum safety is strictly going to be enforced once the process fully takes effect.
As part of the road map for the final implementation of the program, the NPA has had consultations with almost every important interest group from across the regions and collated views which have been incorporated into the program. According to Mr.
Tampuli, his outfit will create the necessary environment to ensure the concept of local content is also kept. “You don’t need any huge amount to participate in the program,” he said, adding “you just need a 40 footer container with the necessary safety measures (to be certified by the NPA) to play a role in the process.”
Chairman of the implementation Committee and head of the AOMC, Kweku Agyeman Duah, said despite the challenges associated with the pilots, they are determined to push through. “These challenges are the reasons we do pilots, they help us identify the mistakes and fix them,” he noted.
Mr. Agyeman Duah also advised the young people in Yendi to actively participate in the process, because it has enormous job prospects for their future.