Charged! We'll not allow any ban on ‘10-year old’ vehicles - Tanker drivers

The NPA recently announced that gas tankers which are above ten years will not be allowed to operate by next year.

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Gas tanker operators in the country have indicated that they will resist any move by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to ban the use of gas tanker vehicles that are over ten years old.

The NPA recently announced that gas tankers which are above ten years will not be allowed to operate by next year.

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But Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Drivers Union, George Nyaunu said tanker operators would only abide by any maintenance mechanism that government would outline, but not a ban.

“If NPA is ready to replace our old cars with new ones, we will appreciate that. If they are only ready to negotiate with a bank or a company that will give us new trucks, so when they call you and ask, Mr. Mensah how many trucks do you have and I say three  old trucks and they say come we have new ones to replace them for you, we will clap for them.

“But if they can’t do that, then they should allow us to use the old ones with good maintenance and works,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.

Mr Nyaunu maintained that tanker operators have always obeyed strict safety rules in the industry, saying “When they are talking of safety we know that safety is the number one priority for tanker drivers because the products that we carry are highly inflammable, we know, we agree, that is why we must maintain our trucks very well.”

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