Fishing Season Akufo-Addo orders TOR to work on weekends as premix shortage looms

Fishermen have been complaining of shortage of premix fuel as the fishing season nears.

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play Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to work on weekends as shortage of premix fuel looms.

Fishermen have been complaining of shortage of premix fuel as the fishing season nears.

In other to ensure enough fuel for the fishermen, the president has asked TOR to work extra hours including weekends, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has said.

 

She made the comments in Ekumfi in the Central Region when she accompanied the president on a working visit.

She said: “You were getting enough premix fuel from January to June but the supply has gone down in the peak season.

“Because of this, the president has ordered Tema Oil Refinery to start working on weekends to get you more premix fuel to work with.”

TOR has confirmed that it will be working on weekends.

 

In a statement, it stated that supply of premix fuel will be increased to ensure that there is enough product for the fisherfolks.

It stated that after a meeting with NPA, TOR and the Premix Committee agreed that supplies be capped at 150 which will be increased to 200 trucks in peak periods.