Ghana: Obuasi trains Autogas station operators

The Obuasi Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) organised a training workshop to intensify public education on the need for LPG station operators to adhere to safety principles guiding their operations.

“Even though we have made strides in our efforts to prevent future disasters, I think more needs to be done regarding the attitude of fuel station operators and the application of environmental laws,” said Prempeh Adarkwa Yiadom, head of the agency.

EPA is responsible for protecting and improving the environment in Ghana hence, the workshop focused on equipping the participants with skills and knowledge on safe handling of petroleum products, how to respond timely and efficiently to their regulatory requirement of the agency and how to manage their facilities to forestall accidents occurring at the stations, commented Yiadom.

He added that the EPA will continue to monitor the operations of the LPG stations to make sure that they have been able to apply what they have been taught at the training workshop.

A participant Emmanuel Krah of Ridge Total Filling station lauded management of EPA for the workshop describing it as an eye opener. He said they have been enlightened on how to strictly adhere to the EPA guidelines. For more information, please check this link.

14 September 2022