The Nationwide Petroleum Authority (NPA) has raised an alarm over the acquisition of petroleum merchandise from unapproved stores, comparable to desk tops.
In line with the NPA such merchandise usually are not solely smuggled into the nation by means of unauthorized routes, primarily from Togo, however are additionally adulterated and might harm their automobiles.
The Volta Regional Supervisor of NPA, Godwin Yaw Konu, stated the petroleum merchandise are stuffed in gallons and conveyed totally on motorbikes to their Ghanaian clients, who in flip fill the gas in bottles for onward sale on desk tops.
Talking at a media engagement in Ho on Friday, Mr. Konu stated the NPA couldn’t assure the standard of such petroleum merchandise indicating that in case of harm to automobiles because of using such unapproved merchandise, the NPA couldn’t assist the affected motorists to hunt redress.
He due to this fact urged motorists to purchase petroleum merchandise solely from accredited stores.
As a proactive step, Mr. Konu indicated that the NPA had, in collaboration with the safety companies, embarked upon swoops within the Ketu South and North constituencies and arrested a number of the smugglers.
In addition to, he stated, a delegation from the NPA led by a Deputy Chief Government had visited Togo and held discussions with the authorities chargeable for petroleum merchandise and safety to collaborate and confront the smuggling of petroleum merchandise to Ghana.
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