The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has assured the general public that petroleum retail centers across the country would be at post to serve customers during the 14 days partial lockdown in the country.
The NPA in a statement emphasized on the need for Ghanaians not to rush to purchase fuel and LPG products for there is enough in stock to serve customers throughout the partial lockdown which takes effect Monday, 30th March, 2020.
This comes in the wake of panic buying of the product by consumers breaching the social distancing protocols by health experts in the fight against the Covid-19 disease.
The NPA wishes to assure the general public that the country has adequate stocks of petroleum products and all retail outlets will be fully operational during the lockdown period. In view of this there will be NO SHORTAGES OF LPG, PETROL OR DIESEL in the country during and beyond the lockdown period.the statement noted
According to the authority, it will continue to work closely with the Petroleum Service Providers as part of its mandate to ensure security of supplies.
The NPA further entreat consumers to avoid over crowding at various retail outlets in order not to violate the social distancing measures for the control of the covid 19 pandemic in the country.
We therefore appeal to consumers of petroleum products to avoid the temptation of crowding at fuel stations.the statement concluded.
Source: tamaleonline.net|Haruna Nasara Khaleeda