June 18, 2013

Member of Parliament for Tema East, Titus Nii Kwateye Glover has bemoaned the shortage of premix fuel for fishing activities.

He said the inability of Tema Oil Refinery to of produce the fuel is worrying and affecting the fishing activities of hard working fishermen not only in Tema but across the country.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, Hon. Titus Glover implored government to support the refinery to produce the necessary crude oil and spare part to enable the refinery restart operation.

He noted that because the refinery is not producing, the imported premix cannot meet the demand of the over 2,000 canoes in Tema Manhean, not to talk of the other fishermen in other areas.

He added that due to the irregularity of the supply, the fishermen have no option than to buy the product at exorbitant price.

He stated that the shortage has resulted in hoarding and if care was not taken this could set residential facilities ablaze, and urged the authorities to act with dispatch.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh