GOIL Company Limited has presented internationally-verified and standard Visugauges (measuring cans) and accessories to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).
The equipment is valued at over GH¢572,000 and was presented to the Authority by the Group CEO and MD, Mr. Kwame Osei-Prempeh, at a short ceremony in Accra.
The Visugauges are in 20, 10 and five-litre capacity cans equipped with glass measuring tubes, padlocks and aluminium cases to ensure their durability. The equipment is to help strengthen the capacity of GSA to check the accuracy of fuel delivery at fuel service stations. It will specifically enable the GSA to execute its mandate effectively by reaching out to all stations country-wide, including in the newly-created regions. The last time the authority purchased this equipment was 28 years ago.
Making the presentation, Mr. Kwame Osei-Prempeh said the donation followed appeals for assistance by the Ghana Standards Authority, which had only a few of the needed equipment across the country. This equipment, he noted, will assist the GSA to check accuracy of fuel delivery at service stations. “We believe this will in the long run assure consumers of value for money for the products they buy,” he added.
Mr. Osei Prempeh was confident the equipment will be used to check OMCs, including GOIL; assuring consumers the company will continue to cooperate with all regulatory agencies, including the Ghana Standards Authority, to ensure the interests of consumers are always protected.
Receiving the equipment and accessories, Director General of the Ghana Standard Authority, Prof. Alex Dodoo, expressed gratitude to GOIL and confirmed that by the gesture, GOIL is doubling the facilities and capacity of the authority for executing its mandate of measuring and verifying pumps regarding quantity and quality of fuel products countrywide. He assured GOIL and the public that the equipment will be put to good use, and encouraged other OMCs to emulate GOIL’s example.
There were solidarity and messages of appreciation from the CEO of OMCs, Mr. Kwaku Agyemang Duah, and Mr. Duncan Amoah of COPEC.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were management of GOIL, including the head of HSSE, Mr. Cyril Opon; Chief Finance Officer, Kwabena Adjei; and head of Corporate Affairs, Marcus Dake.