By George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA
Accra, Oct. 26, GNA – THLD Group, a Nigerian
Indigenous Alternative Energy Solutions in partnership with Accra Technical
Training Centre has established a centre in Accra to professionally convert
petrol-engine vehicles to autogas-powered vehicles.
It would also promote the sale and use of
autogas as a sustainable automobile fuel that would reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and ensure fuel economy and reduce costs.
Speaking at the inaugural programme in Accra,
Mr Olajuwan Olusegun, Managing Director of the THLD Group said the system had
worked perfectly in Nigeria for some years now and believed it would work well
Autogas is the LPG used in internal combustion
engines in vehicles and some generators and is 40 per cent cheaper than
conventional fuels and is the world’s most widely used alternative fuel.
The world Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association
said more than nine million vehicles in 38 countries currently operated on
Mr Olesegun said apart from being the cleanest
and cheapest alternative, using LPG was also convenient on account of its
availability especially in most African countries.
“Even advanced European countries that do not
produce gas are heavily dependent on its use than those of us producing and it
is about time we made good use of its availability and cheapness to stabilise
our economies as that could reduce our expenditure on importation.”
Mr Kwaku Agyeman Duah, Industry Coordinator of
Association of Oil Marketing Companies gave the assurance that his outfit would
collaborate and provide the necessary support for the THLD Group to succeed in
their bid to penetrate in the Ghanaian market.
He said Gas had discovered and was still
discovering gas in large quantities and it was therefore important for them to
take advantage of its availability to switch on to Gas and save the country the
perennial ordeal of spending huge sums of money to import conventional fuels.
“Sankofa alone has about 1.3 trillion metric
tonnes of gas and it will therefore be cheaper and safer to move onto it.”
He said Morocco for instance depended on gas
for everything and it was therefore expedient for all African countries to make
maximum use of the commodity.
He urged all those at the conversion and
filling points to acquire skills and knowledge to ensure perpetual safety at
all filling stations at all times.
Mr Andrews Ohene Boateng, Vice Principal of
ATTC on behalf of the Principal and management of the Centre commended THLD
group for choosing their school as the centre of the operations and gave the
assurance that they would make good use of the collaboration to step up their
Internally Generated Funds.
He said the partnership would also equip their
students with additional skills to become self-employed and employers upon
There were other messages from officials of
the Ghana Representatives of THELD Group, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana
Prisons Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and Media partners.