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NPA must clamp down on contaminated fuel dealers – MP


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Mr Ernest Henry Norgbey11

By
Christopher Arko, GNA

Accra, July 14 GNA – Mr
Ernest Henry Norgbey, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman has called on the
security agencies especially the Police to clamp down on contaminated fuel
dealers in the area.

He said the activities
of these fuel dealers was a threat to national security and the community in
which they live.

Mr Norgbey made the
call when he spoke to the media

By
Christopher Arko, GNA

Accra, July 14 GNA – Mr
Ernest Henry Norgbey, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman has called on the
security agencies especially the Police to clamp down on contaminated fuel
dealers in the area.

He said the activities
of these fuel dealers was a threat to national security and the community in
which they live.

Mr Norgbey made the
call when he spoke to the media at Parliament on an incident in his
constituency where two persons were killed when they tried putting a
contaminated fuel into a motorbike.

He said the victims of
the contaminated fuel fire who were okada riders dealing in adulterated fuel
died from their burns and while a number of people were on admission receiving
treatment.

The National Petroleum
Authority (NPA) confirmed that the two companies alleged to have purchased the
more than 5 million litres of contaminated fuel under suspicious circumstances
from the BOST Company were not licensed.

The Ministry of Energy
setup an eight-member ministerial Committee to investigate the case.

The MP said although
the recent issue about contaminated fuel had died down the products were still
in the system.

He said people had
hoarded it and were now trying to sell them on table-top as far as in Wa,
Bolgatanga and Tamale.

Mr Norgbey warned that
if care was not taken the problem could escalate in Ashaiman and cause more
difficulties in other parts of the country.

He called on the NPA
and Environmental Protection Agency to collaborate to clamp down on the
contaminated fuel dealers.

He said Ashaiman was a
densely populated area and if people hoard such products in their rooms and
selling them, it posed a great danger to their neighbours.

“Some people in
Ashaiman now cannot sleep because they are scared because of what their
neighbours are dealing in could catch fire and they will be affected,” he
added.

Mr Norgbey said the
adulterated fuel business that was going in Ashaiman was an illegality and must
not be supported.

GNA


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