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Government has distributed 6 thousand Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and cooking stoves to three districts in the northern region. The beneficiary districts are Savelugu/Municipality, Gushiegu and Saboba districts.

The distribution forms part of government’s effort to reducing deforestation and provide a cleaner, healthier and safer form of cooking fuel in the rural communities where cutting down of threes for fire wood and charcoal are prevalent.

 Access to LGP in the country stands at about 3% but government says its targets is to increase it to about 15% by 2016. Minister for Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah distributed the cylinders in Savelugu after he launched the Rural LPG promotion program today.

The rural LPG promotion program is a nationwide government of Ghana program initiated by the president, John Dramani Mahama with funding from the petroleum ministry.

Under the program, 50 thousand cylinders will be distributed to low access areas of LPG in the country. The main aim of the rural LPG program according to petroleum minister is to address the challenges associated with the use of solid fuel by reversing the effects of the continuous burning of more than 13 million tons of firewood annually.

On how the rural people can fill their cylinders with LGP gas, the petroleum minister said through a private initiative, there will be a designated LPG points in all the beneficiary districts.

 

Government has distributed 6 thousand Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and cooking stoves to three districts in the northern region. The beneficiary districts are Savelugu/Municipality, Gushiegu and Saboba districts.

The distribution forms part of government’s effort to reducing deforestation and provide a cleaner, healthier and safer form of cooking fuel in the rural communities where cutting down of threes for fire wood and charcoal are prevalent.

 Access to LGP in the country stands at about 3% but government says its targets is to increase it to about 15% by 2016. Minister for Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah distributed the cylinders in Savelugu after he launched the Rural LPG promotion program today.

The rural LPG promotion program is a nationwide government of Ghana program initiated by the president, John Dramani Mahama with funding from the petroleum ministry.

Under the program, 50 thousand cylinders will be distributed to low access areas of LPG in the country. The main aim of the rural LPG program according to petroleum minister is to address the challenges associated with the use of solid fuel by reversing the effects of the continuous burning of more than 13 million tons of firewood annually.

On how the rural people can fill their cylinders with LGP gas, the petroleum minister said through a private initiative, there will be a designated LPG points in all the beneficiary districts.

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