Chief Executive of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) in the Republic of Ghana, Senyo Hosi has tasked the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to change their style of tackling illegal activities in the petroleum downstream sector. In his view, the West African nation’s petroleum downstream regulator should declare ‘war’ on industry players engaged in illegal activities in the petroleum downstream sector instead of continuously saying that they are fighting them. He wants NPA to be brute instead of being mild. He said this at the launch of the Petroleum Downstream Marketing Scheme Phase II in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
According to Mr Hosi, between 2015 and 2017, Ghana lost a whopping Ghc 2.6 billion, a development he said is not good for a country like Ghana. He lamented that such losses of cash could have been used to solve the numerous under developmental challenges in the country. “So you can count on this board and its membership of delivery of this entire technology and the war that we are all seeking to achieve. There are three things this is doing: they deal with all the key stakeholders in the petroleum sector,” he said. Mr Hosi agreed to sanitising the industry to actually deliver quality assurance interventions for the stakeholders holders, for which they are all part. “The problems we have in this industry come from us. If we can be naming and shaming and stop covering our own colleagues, it will help us all in the long run,” he stressed.