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General News of Thursday, 9 March 2017


La Gas Explosion: Investigative report ready

The investigative report on the gas explosion at Damasu Gas Limited, opposite Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra is ready the acting Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Alhassan Tampuli has confirmed exclusively to

He revealed that the report will be submitted to the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko on Friday March 10, 2016 at the Energy Ministry.

Various bodies including the Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA), the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were tasked to conduct independent investigations into the incident.

Following the gas explosion that claimed some 12 lives at La in Accra recently, the GNFS also embarked on an exercise to clamp down on some gas refilling stations that had been operating under conditions that are believed to be dangerous to lives and property. Two of such facilities were closed down at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region.