The recent fires involving moving fuel tankers in parts of the Republic of Ghana have become a source of worry to petroleum haulage companies in the West African nation.
While this trend has had a serious toll on finances of transporters, and even posing threats to other road users in the nation, it is quite clear that the fires involving moving fuel tankers are a new phenomenon which the regulators should be interested and looked into.
On June 1, energynewsafrica.com reported of a fuel tanker with registration number GT 4863-11 on flames at Gomoa Buduatta on the Kasoa-Winneba stretch of the Accra-Cape Coast Highway in the Central Region. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
Then, on 24 July there was another fuel tanker engulfed in flames in front of the Mampong-Akwapim Presbyterian SHS.
Interestingly, the following day, July 25, another fuel tanker caught fire at Anloga Junction Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
These recent disasters prompted energynewsafrica.com’s editor, Michael Creg Afful to engage Joseph Kweku Horgle, CEO of JK Horgle Transport and Company Ltd, whose company has lost two tankers to fires.
Click on the video below to watch the full interview: