MOROGORO: The Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) has initiated the process aimed at making all government vehicles use compressed natural gas (CNG) to cut petroleum products costs.
The GPSA Acting Head of Communication and Marketing, Mr Peter Mayila, said recently in Morogoro that to implement the programme in this fiscal year will start with three pilot CNG filling stations in Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Dodoma.
“Preparations for the project are progressing well and soon the government vehicles will be turned into using green fuel, the CNG, that will play a key role in slashing down fuel costs,” he said during the three-day meeting between heads of communication of the institutions under the ministry of finance and editors from various media.
Mr Mayila said this project is in the GPSA five-year development plan starting from last July.
He said the global trend shows that oil prices are continuing with an upward trend and thus turning to use CNG is the best alternative solution and are working closely with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) in realising this project.
Speaking at an official opening of the meeting, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Treasury Services) in the Ministry of Finance Ms Jenifa Omolo underscored the need for heads of communication of the institutions under her ministry’s docket to release information and make the public aware of the things that the government has been doing.
“You have the primary obligation to inform the public of how the government is serving its people,” she said.