Akufo-Addo Gov’t has done extremely well for sealing Premix fuel diversion — Allotey Jacobs


The former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress has commended the Premix Committee headed by cousin of the Fisheries Minister for doing a yeoman’s job, MyNewsGh.com has filed.

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According to “Uncle Allotey” as he is affectionately called, the premix commmittee has been a able to solve a problem dear to his heart as a fisherman, which is the diversions of premix.

This comment is despite the fact that in 2017 Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s) diverted 249 consignments of premix fuel meant for fisher-folk across the country, to be sold to industries, under the watch of one Joseph Botchwey, aclose cousin of The fisheries Minister.

Commenting on development in the sector, Allotey Jacob on Kokrokoo said:

“Premix Board has done extremely well. They’ve been able to halt premix diversions.”

“The issue of fisherfolks are dear to my heart because that is where I come from and so their welfare is my welfare.” He added.

“They’ve done extremely well to have sealed all the loop holes in premix diversions”.

My cousin is competent

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, in 2018 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.

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