GOIL donated internationally-verified, standard measuring cans called ‘visugauges’ and accessories, worth GHS572,000 to the Ghana Standards Authority. The equipment were to help strengthen the capacity of Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) to check accuracy of liquid fuel deliveries at gas service stations. The GSA had not purchased such equipment over the past three decades. The equipment will boost the GSA’s capacity to execute its mandate effectively by reaching out to all stations across Ghana, including stations in newly-created administrative regions.
At the giving event in Accra, Group CEO and Managing Director of GOIL Mr. Kwame Osei-Prempeh said the donation followed appeals for assistance by the Ghana Standards Authority, which had limited quantities of visuguages nationwide. Mr. Osei-Prempeh said GOIL believes the new equipment will ultimately assure consumers of value for money for their purchases. He affirmed the commitment of GOIL to cooperate with regulatory agencies, including the GSA, to ensure that the interests of consumers were always protected.
The Director General of the Ghana Standard Authority Prof. Alex Dodoo received the equipment and expressed gratitude to GOIL for the assistance. Prof. Dodoo noted that the donated equipment had doubled the GSA’s capacity to measure and verify pumps for product quantity and quality. He assured GOIL and the public that the donated equipment would applied towards their best use.
Key persons who witnessed the donation event include Mr. Kwaku Agyemang Duah (CEO of Oil Marketing Companies- OMC), Mr. Duncan Amoah (Executive Secretary, Chamber of Petroleum Consumers – COPEC), Mr. Cyril Open (Head of HSSE at GOIL), Mr. Kwabena Adjei (CFO, GOIL), and Marcus Take (Head of Corporate Affairs, GOIL).