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The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has said that it has in stock enough fuel supply to serve the country for the entire Iockdown period and beyond.
The authority made this known after it noticed that the panic situation in many parts of Accra and Kumasi had led to panic buying and resultant overcrowding in fuel vending stations.
The NPA in a press statement said it had ”noted with concern the panic buying of petroleum products as a result of anticipated shortage especially in areas affected by the two weeks mandatory lockdown in both Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.
This is resulting in overcrowding of consumers at retail outlets and thereby violating the social distancing protocols which health experts have advised is an important measure of controlling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
”The NPA wishes to assure the general public that the country has adequate stocks of petroleum products and all retail outlets will be fully operational during the Iockdown period. In view of this, there will be NO SHORTAGES of LPG, PETROL OR DIESEL in the country during and beyond the Iockdown period.”
They further appealed to consumers of petroleum products to avoid the temptation of crowding at the fuel stations.