Government has denied withdrawing the draft national LPG policy following massive opposition from some stakeholders.
The Tanker Drivers Association and other stakeholder groups expressed outrage over some components of the drafted policy saying it will put its members out of business and create a monopoly for oil company Puma Energy
There’s a letter purported to have been signed by the acting chief director of the energy ministry indicating that the policy had been withdrawn.
But speaking to 3FM BUSINESS, deputy Energy Minister, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam insists, the report cannot be accurate.
“I don’t think there is a suspension of the policy, because the policy doesn’t exist. What we are seeking to do is to develop a policy that will bring efficiency in the distribution policy of LPG.
“As you already know, we are now drafting the policy and so there cannot be an suspension of something that hasn’t been rolled out.