Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Drivers Union George Nyaunu accused the NPA of using the new regulation as a way of depriving some employees in the sector their source of income.
Chairman of the Union George Nyaunu in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM said the move will render a number of Ghanaians in the business jobless since very few people will be needed to help customers fill their cylinders.
He accused the NPA of using the new regulation as a way of depriving some employees in the sector their source of income.
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“The measures being proposed by the NPA will involve awarding a contract to somebody and taking the job from the Ghanaian but we are also Ghanaians. They have workers at their various filling stations so it’s like they are taking the contract from them and giving it to a particular person.”
He also mentioned that the NPA have not consulted the Union on this matter and questioned when they will be asked to share their opinion.
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He suggested that government could emulate the style of European countries by extending gas pipelines to all households with meters like it is done in developed countries.
“If it must be done then it must be done well. If you travel to European countries, you see that the government provides gas to them in their house and they pay. Instead of doing this house to house, we can plan something like this.”
The government has for over two years been deliberating on the door-to-door supply of gas to make it easier for consumers to access fuel.