The Managing Director & Group CEO of GOIL, Mr. Patrick A.K. Akorli has appealed to the Government to quickly pass the local content law to strengthen local businesses in the country.
Mr. Akorli made this appeal when he delivered his speech at the GOIL 2016 Dealers & Trade Area Awards ceremony held at the SWISS SPIRIT Alisa Hotel on Friday, October, 27 2017.
“We at GOIL believe that Ghanaian companies must play the lead role and control the downstream industry. Indeed, we have enough capabilities, experience and technical know-how to retail petroleum products in this country. Let me use this opportunity, therefore, to appeal to Government to quickly pass the local content law to strengthen local businesses”, the GOIL boss said.
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, who stood in for Hon. Emmanuel Agyarko as the special guest of honour, called on GOIL to assist Government to clamp down on illegal trade at the downstream of the industry.
The Deputy Minister hinted that smuggling and illegal trade is making the nation lose over Ghs700 million annually. He commends GOIL for the level of investment made and urged them to take the leadership role in the new government initiatives that need more investments in their operations.
Mr. Agyeman Kwaku Duah (left) presenting the overall Best Lubricant Dealer to Mr. Samuel O. Peprah, Nima roundabout service station.
The Chairman of the program, Hon. Kwame Osei Prempeh, who deputized for the Board Chairman, Hon. Kwamena Bartels, in his remarks, hinted that the new board has a committed objective to increase the market share of GOIL from 25% to 30%. He congratulated all the award winners for their hard work and assured them that GOIL will continue to reward and recognize genuine hard work irrespective of where you find yourself in the business.
On the topmost awards, Mr. George Boadu (Asonaba) – Odoum, Kumasi, was adjudged the overall National Best Dealer. ‘
Aretha Bakers-Woode (Burma Camp service station) won the 2nd National Best Dealer whilst Emmanuel Akrofi (PWD), Wa won the 3rd National Best Dealer. For their prize, they receive a South Africa tour with spending cash, a Plaque, a Certificate, Laptop and a citation.
Awards were also given to the Best Zonal Dealers, Best LPG Dealers, Best Lubricant Distributors, Best Lubricant Dealers, Best HSSE (Health, Safety, Security & Environment), National Best Forecourt Attendants, Best Lube Bay Attendants and Zonal Best Go-Café Attendants.
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