Checks within the Ho municipality have revealed an acute shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) during the Easter festivities as visit to some of the gas filing stations have the notice “NO GAS”.
The shortage which has existed for close to a week now, has affected taxi services within the municipality as most of the taxis that use the product run out of stock.
The few taxis working during the period have to either use petrol or travel as far as Aflao to get the LPG to cash in on the season.
This situation has gotten most residents and visitors stranded during the Easter festivity, as the streets were virtually empty, with some resorting to trekking to run their errands.
An attendant at Top Gas filing station off Ho-Mawuli estate road, who wants to remain anonymous, said, though they got some of the product on Saturday, it only lasted for hours as taxis queue for the product.
Some drivers who couldn’t hide their frustrations disclosed that the shortage has crippled their businesses especially during the season, which they described as a ‘bumper season’.
Meanwhile, there are indications that the product will start getting to town by close of work on Tuesday.