Alhassan Tampuli – NPA Boss
THE NATIONAL Petroleum Authority (NPA) has urged all stakeholders in the downstream industry to aim at zero accidents.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPA, Alhassan Tampuli, made the call at the third edition of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) Safety Week Celebration held in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
The Safety Week Celebrations bring together key stakeholders with the objective of educating all on safety matters in the petroleum downstream industry.
Mr. Tampuli applauded the commitment of the Association in an ensuring safety in the industry, but was quick to add that there was the strong need for a zero accident.
He observed that “I believe it is not just the NPA that is concerned about the increase in petroleum related accidents which have occurred in the country over the years.”
He noted that “such accidents which are mostly avoidable do not only result in physical loss of lives and properties but have psychological consequences as well.”
According to him, “it is therefore crucial for all stakeholders in the downstream industry to aim at zero accidents.”
He explained that the NPA was committed to developing and improving safety standards and measures to conform to international best practices and ensure all operators strictly adhere to such.
To achieve this, he said, NPA has “undertaken some activities to ensure that this aim is realized.”
He indicated that “safety is a shared responsibility. It is therefore very important that all stakeholders including the general public adhere strictly to all safety measures to prevent avoidable accidents from occurring.”
BY Melvin Tarlue