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Southern Volta Premix coordinator sues Regional Director

The Coordinator of Volta Marine, Premix Secretariat Elikem Sewordor, has dragged his Regional Coordinator to court for defamation. Following the nationwide premix diversion scandal that hit the Secretariat, the Volta Regional Coordinator, attributing his claims to some fishermen, accused Elikem Sewordor, the Southern Volta Coordinator of the Premix Secretariat, of leading an organized operation to divert and hoard fuel meant for ...

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Premix fuel diversions: ‘Guilty’ OMCs banned

The about 14 Oil Marketing Companies found culpable in the illegal diversion of premix fuel, have been banned and will no longer receive premix fuel supplies from the National Premix Fuel Committee. This was contained in a joint press release issued by the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, National Petroleum Authority and the National Premix Fuel ...

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Fisheries Minister should’ve resigned over premix scandal – Azeem

Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem believes the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, should have resigned over the arbitrary appointment of her brother to oversee the distribution of premix fuel in the country. According to him, the act of the minister was inappropriate and must prompt her to relinquish her position, especially in the wake of the recent premix fuel ...

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Party executives taking over landing beach c’ttees – Fishermen Council

The Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council, in a petition issued in April 2017, accused groups it describes as “New Patriotic Party (NPP) functionaries” of taking over the management of some landing beaches countrywide. The petition, which was forwarded to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development had indicated that there has been a “violent and sudden invasion of fish landing beaches countrywide ...

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Gov’t posture on premix scandal not inspiring – Vitus Azeem

Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem, has little confidence in the Akufo-Addo administration’s ability to effectively probe the premix fuel diversion scandal, and possibly holding the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye culpable. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Azeem said he was questioning “not just capacity but the unwillingness and refusal [of the government] to deal with these things that they promised ...

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Bawa calls for parliamentary probe into premix scandal

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, Edward Bawa, has called for a parliamentary probe into the premix fuel diversion scandal, which he said threatens country’s already dwindling fisheries sector. According to him, the parliamentary probe, which must be bipartisan, has become necessary due to the executive’s unwillingness to investigate the ...

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Premix scandal: Group petitions CID to probe Fisheries Minister, others

A civil society group calling itself the Fisheries Alliance, has petitioned the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, to investigate the suspected premix fuel diversion scandal. In a letter to the CID, the Alliance cited President Nana Akufo-Addo’s directive to ensure investigations into any corruption allegations against his appointees as the reason for ...

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Premix subsidy only going into private pockets – Senyo Hosi

The Executive Director of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Senyo Hosi, says government needs to consider scrapping the subsidy on premix fuel, since such monies are only ending in private pockets through the diversion of the commodity meant for the country’s fisher-folk. Government reportedly spends nearly Ghc200 million to subsidize the commodity annually. Mr. Hosi is also of ...

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Minister ‘ignored’ our petition on premix diversion – Fishermen Council

Following revelations by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) that huge amounts of premix fuel meant for fisher-folk loaded from the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) had been diverted for the past eight months, it has emerged that the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council petitioned the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture over the said diversion as far back as April 2017. Citi ...

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Fisheries Minister justifies brother’s appointment on premix c’ttee

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has defended her decision to appoint her brother Joseph Botchwey, as the acting Administrator of the National Premix Secretariat. Fishermen in Ghana’s coastal areas have complained of the irregular supply of premix fuel throughout the year, a situation that is affecting their livelihood. Citi News this week laid hands on a ...

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