The about 14 Oil Marketing Companies found culpable in the illegal diversion of premix fuel, have been banned and will no longer receive premix fuel supplies from the National Premix Fuel Committee.
This was contained in a joint press release issued by the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, National Petroleum Authority and the National Premix Fuel Committee after an emergency meeting over the recent premix fuel diversion scandal.
Among the 6-point resolutions taken at the meeting last week, all premix fuel outlets in the country will be reviewed for compliance with standard requirements with those that fall short being closed down.
Below are the 6-points resolutions of the joint statement:
We wish to assure the general public that the Ministries of Energy & Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, National Petroleum Authority and the National Premix Fuel Committee are taking pragmatic steps to curtail such acts. Hence at a meeting held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, it was agreed that the following actions should be taken;
1. All premix fuel outlets must be reviewed and those that do not meet the requirements closed down:
2. Supply of premix fuel to the lake region will be restricted to the various ports (market centres);
3. There must be an improved collaboration between the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, National Petroleum Authority and the National Premix Fuel Committee;
4. Going forward, increased and wider stakeholder consultation will be employed in a bid to reform the premix sector;
5. The NPFC will cease supply to the suspected OMCs: and
6. The NPA and NPFC will continue with investigations and those found culpable will be brought to book;
Below is the full detail of the Joint Press Release.
Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com