Business News of Wednesday, 6 December 2017Source: citifmonline.comPremix coordinator accused of smuggling fuel to TogoFisher-folk have complained bitterly about shortage of premix fuel following the massive diversionAllegations of premix fuel smuggling have emerged in the Volta Region distribution chain amid the uncovered nationwide premix fuel diversion scandal. The scandal came to light after Citi News found out that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has cited over 200 cases of premix fuel diversions since January to October 2017. In the latest development, the Volta Regional Premix fuel Coordinator, Johnson Avuletey, conveyed the suspicions of some fishermen who accused his southern sector coordinator, Elikem Sewordor, of leading an organized operation of diverting and hoarding the fuel meant for the fisher-folk in the region. Mr. Avuletey said he was in Togo about two months ago, and he managed to intercept a tricycle with Kufuor gallons carrying premix. “If we can put a very good mechanism on the ground, this hullabaloo will stop.” When contacted, Elikem Sewordor, declined to comment on the matter, explaining that he is receiving treatment at the hospital.
Source: GhanaWeb December 06, 2017 19:18 UTC