Business News of Friday, 22 December 2017
About seven thousand (7000) members of the LPG Marketing Companies Association are expected to lose their jobs if government fails to integrate the association into the cylinder recirculation policy.
The LPG Marketing Companies Association has been calling for an automatic migration onto the new policy.
The Vice-Chairman of the LPG Marketers Association, Gabriel Kumi disclosed that the layoffs will be the ultimate decision following the inability of their members to sustain their operations due to non-participation in the cylinder recirculation program.
He, therefore, reaffirmed the need for the members to be considered and migrated unto the new policy.
“We employ close to 7000 Ghanaians. So if there is a new policy that doesn’t directly absorb us into the value chain, all our people will likely lose their jobs and we want to avoid that. People we’ve employed will keep their jobs if we’re properly restored into the value chain,” he stated.
At a meeting to address the concerns of the LPG Marketers association on December 20, 2017, a Deputy Minister of Energy Dr. Amin Adam, directed all parties involved in the cylinder recirculation policy, to head back to a committee set up to implement the policy.
The Association a few weeks ago gave government an ultimatum to meet with them and discuss moves to implement the policy and its impact on their services.
The deadline notice, which elapsed on December 13, 2017, was served Government by the LPG Marketing Association, after several attempts to secure a meeting with the Energy Minister failed.