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News Review for Tuesday 17th October, 2017: “ITLOS Ruling: Akufo-Addo praises Outtara’s statesmanship

Welcome, we present to you a summary of some Today’s news:News that made headline on various media portals includes the following.

Classfmonline reported “ITLOS Ruling: Akufo-Addo praises Outtara’s statesmanship”. The media portal says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has applauded President Alassane Ouattara for his show of statesmanship, in the aftermath of the verdict passed by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the delimitation of the maritime boundaries of the two countries.

“EPA, NPA must act to stop needless gas explosions — IES” was also reported on Graphic online. According to the state-owned media, the Institute for Energy Security (IES) has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to act without fear or favour, in order to bring to an end what it described as the unwarranted and frequent liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) explosions in the country. According to the institute, records show that from 2007 to date the country has recorded over 110 deaths and 500 injuries from gas explosions under different circumstances.

Also the Media General portal online “Atomic gas explosion report ready, details kept under wraps”. They disclosed a report on the investigations covering among others, the cause of the explosions, will today October 13 be presented to the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, behind closed doors.

Furthermore, classfmonline has also disclosed “Ghana Gas LPG safe — CEO”. According to the news portal, the Ghana Gas Company has debunked rumours that liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from natural gas from the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant is of a low quality and, therefore, stands a higher risk of exploding. It also refuted allegations by some stakeholders that the low quality of the LPG from the company triggered the recent gas explosion at the Atomic junction at Madina in Accra.

In other related news, the following were reported by some Print media:

  • ·         Akuffo Addo lauds Quattara for statesmanship : Daily Graphic,Page 3
  • ·         IES predicts 2% drop in fuel prices: Daily Graphic, Page 55
  • ·         Hold people , institutions accountable to avoid disasters- Senyo Hosi : Daily Graphic, Page 26
  • ·         LPG produced by Ghana Gas is safe- CEO : Daily Graphic, Page 29
  • ·         Petroleum C’mission moves to block frontmen : Graphic Business Page 6
  • ·         PIAC wants value for money audit on oil projects: Graphic Business Page 3
  • ·         NPA to undertake widespread reforms, seeks sanity in petroleum industry: Graphic Business Page 12
  • ·         Ghana gas rejects blame: The Finder, Page 2
  • ·         President optimistic of ITLOS implementation working document: The Finder, Page 8
  • ·         In the matter of gas explosions, cabinet must not ignore DVLA: The Finder, Page  20
  • ·         Ghana gas: Our gas not to blame for Atomic gas explosion.: Ghanaian Times,Page 4
  • ·         Pharmaceutical Society presents medicines to victims of Atomic gas explosion: Ghanaian Times,Page 23
  • ·         LPG distributors threaten strike over cylinder re-circulation policy: Daily Searchlight,Page 5
  • ·         Fuel stations to undergo electrical wiring audit: The Daily Statesman Page 7
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Jacqueline is a graduate with a Degree in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ). She is a Project Associate currently working with the Oil, Gas and Mining projects team at Penplusbytes.
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