A huge settlement is developing around the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited’s (WAPCo) Regulatory and Metering Station in Tema and its management is worried that any explosion would wipe out families and generations.
Mrs Harriet Wereko-Brobbey, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, says Tema city managers are indifferent to the situation which could trigger huge crises.
Interacting with Journalists at the Station, she said the natural gas pumped from Nigeria was odourless so if the integrity of the pipelines were disturbed, the inhabitants of the settlement who slash and burn and do all manner of risky things on its right of way would not be able to detect a leakage.
She called for a practical solution to the problem as the area in question was gradually becoming an energy hub of the country with all its attendant fuels and machinery which cannot coexist with human settlement.
WAPCo, as a gas transporter, has facilities in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana. In Ghana it has a Regulating and Metering Station in Takoradi and in Tema. These two facilities were sited in these two locations to facilitate gas delivery to the Volta River Authority (VRA).