The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation Mahama Ayariga has toured a number of Filling stations in Accra to assess at first hand their compliance with environmental best practices.

The Minister, Mahama Ayariga who led a team of officials on the tour said a task force will lead a major campaign to clamp down on all illegal stations within the 3600-operating ecosystem. A station being constructed without a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Batsona Road has been asked to cease operations.

A revisited debate, it gained currency after last Wednesday’s fire blast at the Nkrumah Circle GOIL Filling Station in Accra. understands fines and penalties will be imposed on violators to cover the cost of the exercise.