Stay away Stop 'Rambo style' demolition of fuel stations - OMCs warns

Oil Marketing Companies have called on the government to stop the demolition of fuel stations.

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A fuel station demolished at Mile 7 in Achimota play

A fuel station demolished at Mile 7 in Achimota

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The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has slammed what it termed “Rambo style” demolition of fuel filling stations by state officials in some parts of Accra.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AOMCs, Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Duah defended the affected filling stations as having been issued licences by the appropriate regulatory authorities to operate.

At a news conference in Accra at the weekend he said the closure of fuel filling stations had the innate result of culminating in “chaos and anarchy” in the society and inflaming passion among the citizenry and, thereby, create disaffection for OMCs and Liquefied Gas Marketers (LPGMs).

The Minister of Environment, Science and Innovation led by its Minister, Mr. Mahama Ayariga, last week demolished some filling stations perceived to be on watercourses or operating without licence but Mr. Agyemang-Duah noted that “OMCs/LPGMs are neither monsters nor criminals but are Ghanaians making a living by legally investing in the petroleum industry.”

According to the industry co-ordinator, “the blame game at this stage of our national life rather exacerbates the already precarious situation.”

He was of the view that the situation needed a “deep-seated thought, a thorough, unbiased and unfettered investigations to identify the root causes while consolidating or improving the existing industry standards for public safety and assurance.

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