Dealers  in Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the Upper East have welcomed the implementation of the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) policy, saying it will improve distribution to reach more consumers, and create jobs as well.

This support comes after officials of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) allayed fears of job loss due to the implementation of the CRM.

The paramount concern of the dealers was about potential business disruptions arising from the implementation of the CRM policy.

Interacting with LPG dealers in the region, Obed Boachie Kraine, Head of Commercial Gas Regulation at the NPA, reassured the dealers/operators that the CRM would not lead to job losses but rather the value chain would be expanded.

“Additional personnel will be required for the operation of the LPG dealers particularly in the distribution of cylinders to their resellers. There will be new jobs in areas such as the transportation of cylinders, the construction of cages, cylinder maintenance and refurbishment, cylinder delivery services, and related services in the sector,” he said.

Mr Obed Boachie said this engagement underscores the collaborative approach adopted by the NPA to address industry challenges and foster sustainable growth.

The NPA remains committed to facilitating constructive dialogue and supporting stakeholders as Ghana progresses towards a safer, more efficient energy future, he added.

In her contribution, the Head of Consumer Services at the NPA, Eunice Budu Nyarko, stressed that it was important for customers of petroleum products, especially LPG to feel safe in their use of LPG.

She said the CRM would improve the relationship between LPG dealers and their customers as they would be closer to their communities.

The Upper East Regional Manager of NPA, Bashiru Natogma on his part encouraged dealers in the region to embrace the CRM.