The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has inaugurated a new service station at Apremdo Race Course, near Takoradi as part of the company’s strategy to expand its operations in the oil marketing industry.
GOIL remains one of the forerunners in the state-owned enterprises sector and the petroleum industry in general.
The company has also maintained its market leadership in gasoline, premix, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and lubricants and set standards for safety in sales and distribution.
The new station would market petroleum and other energy products, Rosemond Awortwe Frimpong, Corporate Affairs Manager of GOIL said at a colourful ceremony to open the station over the weekend.
‘Opening of the new service stations is aimed at strengthening our geographical spread to ensure that every car owner has access to good energy,’ she explained.
She indicated that the company was focused on providing exceptional customer service and the provision of quality products at competitive prices to its valued customers.
Ms Frimpong revealed that GOIL had embarked on large-scale modernization of its filling stations as part of efforts to rebrand the company.
‘The objective is to provide modern stations in every region to serve the communities. GOIL believes in supporting economic activities at the local level and wealth creation,’ she indicated.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Alfred Ekow Gyan, noted that it was refreshing GOIL had finally decided to make its presence felt everywhere in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, which is a huge market in the oil marketing industry.
‘We have waited for long because we are aware of the quality of GOIL’s service and the reputation of sellers. It is our hope that the company will maintain and build on its reputation,’ he said.
The Chief of Apremdo, Nana Egya Kwamina XI, was hopeful the siting of the company in the area would create job opportunities for the youth.
He assured the management of GOIL that the people would continue to live in harmony with the company for their mutual benefit.
A cross-section of key stakeholders, including customers, took part in the commissioning ceremony and expressed their excitement about the facility.
The first 20 taxi drivers, who attend the ceremony, were given one gallon of fuel freely while those who purchased fuel worth GHâ‚µ50.00 or more took home assorted gifts from GOIL.
Some of the drivers, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, praised GOIL for selling quality petroleum products, lubricants, lubrication services, among others.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi
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