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NPA and security officials search an illicit operation that refurbishes cylinders.

In Makola, Accra, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), and the Ghana Police conducted a raid on an illegal cylinder refurbishing facility and detained seven people.

The criminals who were apprehended after receiving a tip were involved in repairing damaged cylinders and reselling them.

During the operation, last Friday, three trucks of stopped cylinders weighing between 5 and 14.5 kg as well as welding, cutting, and grinding equipment, paints, and accessories were rescued from them.

The NPA's Director of Gas, Mrs. Akua Ntiwaa Kwakye, gave a press conference and stated, "Based on the Authority's investigations, we discovered that the suspects were working at this yard without a permit or certification from the relevant authorities."

She continued, "It is clear that they are sacrificing quality for their narrow interests at the expense of the gas users."

She continued by saying that these reconditioned cylinders are one of the main reasons why fires start in our different marketplaces, businesses, and residences.

Mrs. Ntiwaa remarked that the Authority's action was crucial because the nation frequently records household fires that have taken lives and property, and she added that everyone needed to denounce these bad deeds.

The Ghana National Fire Service's Assistant Director of Safety, Mr. M. A. Korsah, asked all LPG users to be vigilant for some of these subpar cylinders that have been reintroduced into the system.

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