The National Petroleum Authority’s Communications Manager, Mohammed Abdul-Kudus, clarified the requirements for individuals and households to participate in the Cylinder Recirculation Model (CRM) Programme, scheduled for rollout in September this year.
Contrary to earlier misconceptions, Abdul-Kudus emphasized that while the Ghana card is an acceptable ID for registration, it is not the sole national identification card needed. Other forms of identification will also be used during the registration process.
During an interview on Eyewitness News on Citi FM in Accra, he explained that the CRM aims to change ownership and maintenance of cylinders from individuals and households to bulk filling companies. Under the new system, people will no longer own cylinders; instead, they will take their cylinders to designated fuel stations for refilling, and the bulk filling companies will be responsible for procurement and management.
To ensure successful implementation, there will be a registration process for individuals and households who wish to be part of the CRM Programme. While a national ID is required, it does not have to be exclusively the Ghana card; other ID cards will be accepted as well.
The primary objective of the CRM is to streamline the distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and enhance safety measures in the handling and distribution of cylinders.
After registering with their National Identity Card, customers can pay for the LPG content and pick up filled cylinders at designated exchange points, as explained by Perry Okudzeto, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.
The implementation of the CRM will be led by the NPA and its partners under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy.