NPA Commissions Over 6 Premix Retail Outlets


The National Petroleum Authority has handed over a total of six standard premix retail outlets.

The outlets are located in Winneba, Komenda, Apam Manford (all in the central region), Djameni in the Volta region, James Town in the Greater Accra region and Shamaa Adjoa in the Western region.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony of the Winneba premix outlet, Chief Executive of NPA, Alhassan Tampuli, said the construction of the premix retail outlets was a demonstration of NPA’s commitment to improving standards and safety in the petroleum downstream industry.

According to him, the construction of the premix retail outlets was fully funded by the National Petroleum Authority( NPA).

He recounted that the construction of these six premix retail outlets follows the first prototype premix retail outlet constructed by the NPA in 2013 at Brawire, near Axim.

“Permit me to trip down memory lane. In June 2012, there was an explosion at the local premix retail point at Brawire, near Axim in the Western Region which led to the death of 19 people and many others injured,” he said.

He added that the accident brought to fore the unsafe practices of premix retail outlets at the landing beaches. Indeed, majority of these premix outlets did not have the minimum safety measures in place while Best Operating Practices were not being observed.

Additionally, the Chief Executive noted, lack of practical knowledge on the part of the attendants on basic handling and storage of premix rendered the operations of these outlets a threat to public health and safety.

To forestall the recurrence of such incidence in the future, the NPA in collaboration with GOIL, he said, developed and constructed a Prototype of a standard premix outlet, to serve as a standard reference for the Industry.

“This kind gesture of the NPA did not end there. The Board and Management of NPA took a further decision to construct these six additional outlets across the country as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility,” he said.Subsequently, the NPA nominated the state-owned Oil Marketing Company ie Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) to spearhead the construction and operation of the outlets.” It is our expectation that these retail outlets will serve the purpose for which they were constructed to ensure safe distribution and handling of premix at the respective landing beaches,” he added.“It is indeed regrettable to note that since that accident in Brawire in 2012, there has not been any significant improvement in […]

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