Business News of Friday, 15 March 2013
Mr Theophilus Adu Mensah, the Gomoa West District Chief Executive, has threatened to dissolve all landing beach committees in the district if they don’t check existing malpractices in the sale of the fuel.
“Either you report people who sell the fuel over and above the government approved price of GHC 2.70 to the police for them to deal with the person, or I sack you all”, the DCE said when he met the members of the committee of Apam.
The meeting was necessitated by a complaint received by the DCE that the pre-mix fuel was being sold by unscrupulous people to fishermen at prices ranging between GHC 6 and GHC 7 instead of GHC 2.70.
According to the DCE, the landing beach committees responsible for the sale of the pre-mix fuel retail the fuel in drums to people for them to resell at exorbitant price.
“I will not sit down unconcerned for some unscrupulous people to be dragging the government reputation into the mud”, the DCE said. In response to this allegation, the DCE cautioned that anyone caught selling the fuel at exorbitant price would be made to disclose the source of the fuel or be dealt with.
Mr Ebenezer Crankson, Secretary to Apam Landing Beach Committee, said the committee has prepared some ID cards for the fishermen to use in buying the fuel as a means of checking malpractices in the sale of the fuel.