North West; Bamendakwe to Host Gas Filling Station

The Foundation Stone of the Modern Gas Plant has been laid in Bamendakwe. This was done today November 5 by the Minister of Water Resource and Energy, in Banshie, Bamenda I Subdivision in the North West Region of the country.

The gas plant is a project under the Hydrocarbons Prices Stabilisation Fund (HPSF) whose mission is to regulate the hydrocarbon prices through the partial or total support of the price increases of the said products within the limits of its financial resources.

According to the Director General of CSPH, Okie Johnson Ndoh, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks will go a long way to remedy the situation of gas shortage and increase in gas prices in the North West Region. To him, travelling through the 80km distance to the nearest storage plant in Bafoussam will soon be a thing of the past. He added that the facility will be a modern one unlike those in other regions. “It is modern. Unlike other centres that use archaic methods, but here it will be very automatic and will fill more than 1000 bottles a day.”

pouring of libation on the foundation stone of the gas plant

The LPG filling centre will serve as a technical facility for storing and filling gas. There, gas cylinders will be filled and later returned after consumption. The centre is expected to contain 200 Metric Ton of LPG.

According to the Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, this deployment of filling centres is in line with the Government’s policy to fight against deforestation and improve the lifestyle of the population. He added that it will increase the storage facility of Domestic gas. “I am inclined to say that the people of bamenda are the first to enjoy the tangible fruit of national revival”.

The LPG station in Bamenda comes after that of Maroua in the Far North and Ndoumbi in the East Region of the country. The laying of the foundation stone of the Bamenda filling centre sets in motion Cameroon’s butanisation policy which aims at contributing effectively and sustainably to the improvement of the welfare of the population.

By Sandrine M.

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