The President of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has urged government as a matter of urgency to enable fishermen to buy pre-mix fuel directly at fuel stations.
In a Facebook post, Dr Nduom who is also the National Committee Chairman of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), believes making the pre-mix fuel readily available for the fishermen will help curtail all the diversions and high cost of the product.
According to a report by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), there were 12 major diversions of pre-mix fuel in January alone. The NPA’s BRV Tracking System and Returns revealed in all instances, although the product was documented to be bound for the Volta Region, they ended up in Accra
“Why can’t a fisherman take his or her money to a petrol station and buy pre-mix fuel without fuss? Why allow greedy politicians to mess around with the livelihood of the fishermen who are already struggling to make a living?” he quizzed.
Dr. Nduom also urged government to safeguard the waters from illegal fishing by both locals and foreigners.