Danger Fuel station constructed in-front of two schools

The location of the school, owners say poses a great health risk to students

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Two schools in the Ablekuma in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region in a suburb called Manhean are bitterly agitating the construction of a fuel station that they believe poses a serious health threat to them.

For the owners and parents of the pupils of Obek Preparatory and Young Royals Academy Schools, the location of fuel station could cause damaging repercussions for both them and the close residents of the area.

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They complained that all their efforts to halt the construction of the station have proved futile.

Therefore, the stakeholders have sent a petition to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) seeking for the immediate closure of the establishment. 

In the two-page petition copied to the chief of Manhean, Assembly member for Manhean Electoral Area, Municipal Chief Executive of Ga West Municipal Assembly and Council of Elders of Manhean, they expressed their grievance over the situation of the fuel station right in front of the two schools which is also close to residential facilities.

They complained that the danger posed by the filling station under construction was not only limited to the pupils but more so, residents whose houses are close to it.

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They warned that the threat of the fuel station was not only limited to the immediate students of the school but the community at large.

"With reference to our letter dated January 2017, on the aforementioned subject, we wish to re-emphasise that the owner of the fuel station has revisited the activity to push ahead the project” the petition reads

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