The Association of Oil Marketing Companies is demanding government to reduce taxes on Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) to make it cheaper for Ghanaians as the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) seeks to fully roll out the Cylinder Re-circulation Policy.
The policy, aimed at reducing and possibly eliminating LPG-related accidents also seeks to improve the current LPG usage in the country from 25 percent to 50 percent by the year 2030.
Speaking at Koforidua on the new Liquefied Petroleum Gas Promotion Policy as part of the NPA’s nationwide sensitization tour, the Chief Executive of the Association, Kwaku Agyeman Duah said a reduction in the taxes is the best way forward.
“We have been involved in discussions to determine what is in for us, and even though it is taking time, we believe it will be a win-win situation”.
He added “The second thing we need to get our heads on is the pricing of LPG. Even Burkina Faso, who pass their LPG through Ghana, have a cheaper price than us. So we would like to plead with Government to remove the taxes on LPG so that it will encourage more people to patronize it”.