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Partner us to fight Seal Tamperings and Fuel Siphoning- NPA Boss to Tanker Drivers

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The Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has appealed to Executives of the Tanker Drivers Union at the Buipe Depot Branch to help fight the tampering of seals on tankers and the siphoning of fuel from tankers.
To ensure the integrity of petroleum products on Bulk Road Vehicles(Tankers), the NPA has installed seals on all licensed tankers.
The NPA Chief Executive said there are more than 15 incidents of seal tampering on daily basis,  a situation he said was very worrying.
Interacting with executives of the Union Buipe as part of his five region tour of petroleum installations and other state institutions, Dr. Abdul-Hamid said not only was the siphoning of fuel a loss to government but it also endangered the lives and properties of Ghanaians by the fires that sometimes resulted from such activities.
He made reference to the fire incident at Kaase in the Ashanti Region. He said investigations into that incident will conclude this week and the culprits will be punished according to the law.
He urged the executives to support in the fight and educate their members to desist from carrying out these activities.
The Vice Chairman of the Tanker Drivers Union, Nashiru Mohammed, on his part said he will educate their members to conduct their activity according to the regulations.
He further appealed to the Chief Executive to help boost the level of activities at the Buipe Depot to increase their business.
The General Manager, Terminal and Transmission of BOST, Josiah Ato Kwamina said in the last two years, there have been some works done at the depot to expand their capacity and operations.
He said with their current facilities, they are ready for increase in demand.

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