Govt to close down more fuel stations soon – Ayariga

The government will soon close down fuel stations which are sited on waterways, Environment Minister Mahama Ayariga has said.
Fuel station operators would have to brace themselves up for more rigorous checks following a notice from the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.
The move forms part of measures to prevent a recurrence of the Accra June 3 fire and flood disaster which claimed over 150 lives.

“The closure is ongoing. We have more than 3,400 fuel stations in the country and even this morning my deputies  sent me a message about some stations sighted on waterways. I can assure you that both the NPA and the EPA are going round to ensure that these fuel stations are closed down,” the Minister, Mahama Ayariga, said.
The Minister and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  have already closed down four filling stations in the Greater Accra region.
The Minister and the EPA earlier explained that those filling stations were closed down because they did not have a permit to operate in the areas they were located. They further stated that the move will prevent flooding in residential areas around these filling stations.
Credit: citifmonline

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