The Ministry of Energy on 21st March 2024 distributed 2,000 pieces of single burner LPG cookstoves and related accessories in the Jomoro Municipal. The distribution forms part of the Government’s planned distribution of 40,000 single LPG cookstoves across the country under the National LPG Promotion Program (NLPGPP).
At a mini durbar held at the forecourt of the Municipal Assembly for the distribution, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Louisa Iris Arde in a brief remark said the distribution of the cookstoves had been occasioned at a time when the world is overwhelmed with pragmatic ways of combating global warming and the consequences of polar ice meltdown with the resultant devastation caused by rising sea levels.
She said the provision of the burners is an important initiative that will not only improve the quality of life for the residents but also promote a cleaner and more sustainable environment for future generations.
She added that with the adoption of clean energy and good environmental practices, the effect of global warming will be diminished and countries in the world will save millions of dollars spent on building sea defence walls to secure coastal townships from rising sea levels due to human negligence.
She divulged that traditional cooking methods such as open fires and charcoal stoves do not only contribute to indoor air pollution but also have a detrimental impact on the environment, hence by providing cookstoves to the residents, significant steps are being taken towards addressing the issues and creating a safer and healthier living environment for all.
She expressed gratitude to the government, the Petroleum Commission, the Energy Commission, partners, and stakeholders who have supported in making this initiative a reality and urged the recipients to use it responsibly and follow all safety guidelines.
Mr. Ali Nuhu Abeka, the Deputy Director, Petroleum Downstream (Ministry of Energy) in a brief remark disclosed that the goal of the NLPGPP is to ensure that at least 50% of Ghanaians have access to safer, cleaner, and environmentally friendly LPG for increased domestic, commercial, and industrial usage by 2030.
He said the government has made it a policy to introduce a program called LPG for Development partitioned into two components, i.e., the Cylinder Recirculation model and NLPGPP. He said under the NLPGPP program, the ministry is supposed to distribute LPG single burner cook stoves with regulators and clips unlike previously where the burners were distributed with 6kg cylinders. ‘’This time around it is only burners that are been distributed because, under the cylinder recirculation model, individuals would no longer own the cylinders but LPG marketing companies would, the ministry is not distributing cylinders but cook stoves to support residents’’ he said.
In attendance were Nana Ayebie Amihere V, Chief of Half Assini, Mrs. Joyce Akosua Angmorteh Miezah, Municipal Coordinating Director, Hon. Benedict Boadi (MP Rep.), Hon. Assembly Members (Half Assini), Hon. Mathew Nda, NPP
Constituency Chairman and other NPP Executives, Mr. Alhassan Dramani, Nasara Coordinator, Religious Leaders, officials from the Ministry of Energy and residents of Half Assini and neighboring towns and villages.

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