Fisheries Ministry saves GHC36m from premix fuel

Business News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019Source: dailyguideafrica.comFisheries Ministry saves GHC36m from premix fuelElizabeth Afoley Quaye – Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture DevelopmentThe Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development says it tackled illegal premix oil activities in 2018 to make a total saving of GH¢36 million. Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, said in 2018, there was no diversion of premix fuel. According to her, diversion of premix fuel diversion had previously been a key challenge in the management of the sector, but the pragmatic steps taken by the NPP administration has brought sanity into the sector. This was attributed to the prudent premix management practices being pursued by the current National Premix Fuel Committee.”According to her, “The NPFS also installed tracking software at the secretariat to monitor the movement of premix fuel trucks (BRVs) loaded from TOR to its intended destination. These measures resulted in zero incidence of premix fuel diversion since November 2017.”Landing Beach Committees across the country witnessed an improved and consistent supply of premix fuel based on actual demand with the help of the various Premix Fuel Regional Coordinating Councils inaugurated based on the recommendations of the EMT.”She said, “Currently, there are 286 landing beaches nationwide after an initial figure of about 475.


April 17, 2019 09:56 UTC

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