Fisheries minister commends GOIL for supplying quality marine gas oil

Mad. Koomson (middle); Mr. J.B. Tagoe, Head of Technical and Special Products-GOIL (seated extreme right); South African High Commissioner (seated 3rd right) and other stakeholders at the meeting

The Minister for Fisheries & Aquaculture Development, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson, has lauded GOIL for the provision of quality marine gas oil and lubricants to fishing vessels

In a keynote address at a fisheries’ stakeholder meeting on fuel bunkering services for marine vessels in Tema, Madam Hawa Koomson noted local companies such as GOIL are well-positioned and capable of providing quality services to sustain the industry.

The fisheries minister underscored the importance of fuel bunkering operations in the industry, and called for guaranteed, timely, safe and closely-monitored bunkering services which protect crew members from piracy and other extremist activities. She entreated offshore marine gas oil bunkering operators within Ghanaian territorial waters to secure supplies from oil companies which have the requisite operating permits from regulatory bodies.

The Head of Technical and Special Products-GOIL, Mr. J.B. Tagoe, assured stakeholders that GOIL has partnered them by giving quality services – and given customers competitive prices along with the best credit facilities.

“We expanded and made ourselves visible at sea, providing you with marine gas oil of highest international standard. Quality is always the cutting-edge differentiator for every customer like you, and that is what GOIL provides. GOIL also provides quality Marine Lubricants which meet your engines’ specifications,” Mr. Tagoe told fishing vessel owners.

The Chief Executive Officer of AMSOL Ghana, Technical Partner of GOIL, encouraged Ghanaians to patronise GOIL products, because when GOIL wins, the government and people of Ghana will derive maximum benefit in terms of retaining local profits.

The South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Grace Jeanet Mason, encouraged the Fisheries Ministry to continue engaging stakeholders to ensure oceans are protected against pollution and environmental degradation. She promised to share good practices with Ghana.

At the end of discussions, stakeholders called for a round-table discussion with the ministry and GOIL to find a lasting solution to the effect of fuel price instabilities affecting smooth operations of the industry.

There were fraternal messages from the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana Maritime Authority, NPA, Executives of Fisheries Associations and Vessel Owners/Companies.

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