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The Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.

“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.” 

The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. 
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Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually. 

LPG dangers 

Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.

“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.

 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.

While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate. 

Observe safety rules

The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.

“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed. 

The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.

He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 
he Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.
“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.”
The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities.
Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually.
LPG dangers 
Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.
“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.
 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.
While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate.
Observe safety rules
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.
“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed.
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.
He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 
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The Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.
“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.” 
The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. 
Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually. 
LPG dangers 
Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.
“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.
 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.
While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate. 
Observe safety rules
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.
“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed. 
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.
He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 
The Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.
“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.” 
The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. 
Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually. 
LPG dangers 
Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.
“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.
 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.
While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate. 
Observe safety rules
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.
“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed. 
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.
He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 
The Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.
“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.” 
The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. 
Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually. 
LPG dangers 
Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.
“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.
 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.
While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate. 
Observe safety rules
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.
“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed. 
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.
He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 
The Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.
“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.” 
The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. 
Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually. 
LPG dangers 
Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.
“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.
 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.
While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate. 
Observe safety rules
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.
“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed. 
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.
He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 
The Director of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSC), Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, has urged the authorities to check the siting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations in highly populated residential areas in view of the high fatalities associated with gas use.
“The siting of these gas stations in highly populated areas is a disaster waiting to happen,” he said at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Consumer Week celebration in Accra which was held on the theme: “LPG: A friend not an enemy.” 
The Consumer Week celebration is observed in November every year to educate the public on the safe use of petroleum products and increase public knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. 
Over the years, consumption of LPG has increased considerably. Since 2010, an average of 228,000 metric tonnes of the commodity is consumed in Ghana annually. 
LPG dangers 
Besides the high cost of treating burns from gas, Dr Ampomah said, its victims carried a psychological scar for the rest of their lives.
“Those who survive these injuries are subjected to a life-long misery because when you get burnt, no amount of reconstructive or plastic surgery can restore you to your former self. For a lot of these patients, some of them become depressed,” he added.
 Dr Amposah said due to ignorance and non-adherence to safety regulations on its use, gas had become one of the major causes of burns and injury to many in the country.
While commending the NPA for the sensitisation exercise as part of the celebration, he urged the NPA to intensify education beyond the week celebration.
He appealed to the oil marketing companies to support the RPSC to acquire more equipment to provide modern care for patients as the current facilties at the centre were inadequate. 
Observe safety rules
The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Moses Asaga, said the authority was concerned about the series of explosions involving LPG cylinders and the related fires that had resulted from them in recent times.
“There is the need for all of us to observe the safety rules when dealing with LPG—from bulk storage, retailing and domestic handling to ensure that these accidents are reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated,” he stressed. 
The Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr John A. Jinapor, said, as part of measures to promote LPG use, the government had distributed 14,500 cylinders, cook stoves and accessories to households in the Northern, Upper East, Central and Brong Ahafo regions with plans to increase the figure to 50,000 by the end of the year.
He stressed the need for continuous education to be done for consumers of gas to always take precautions  when using LPG because the product was safe when used appropriately. 

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