SEL filling station near UPSA is safe - Standards Authority

By Kwabena Owusu-Ampratwum

The Ghana Standards Authority has declared the Sel filling station sited behind the University of Professional Studies, UPSA, safe to continue operations.

A safety audit review by the Authority says the company had put in maximum effort to ensure safety in the construction of the station and satisfactory measures to ensure operational safety exist.

Student of UPSA embarked on a demonstration to demand the closure of the station a month ago, due to its proximity to the school. This occurred in the aftermath of the gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra which killed seven and injured over two hundred others.

The agitated students gave government four weeks to meet their demands or face further demonstrations. This prompted the Ghana Standards Authority to initiate a safety audit into the operations of the Sel filling station.

He however urged authorities, including the National Petroleum Authority, NPA, to ensure that the station continues to maintain high safety standards to prevent an explosion such as the Atomic Junction tragedy.