Ghana Oil Company, GOIL has rewarded 68 of its frontline staff for their hard-work and meritorious services at the company’s 2016 Dealers & Trade Area Awards ceremony held in Accra.
The award winners in 14 categories included 34 dealers, 6 supervisors and 21 station attendants all of whom received various prizes such as a laptop, cash-prizes, photographic plaque. 21 of the winners being sponsored on a one week tour with spending money to South Africa.
Delivering the key-note address, the Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, called on Oil marketing companies to assist Government to clamp down on smuggling and illegal trading at the downstream industry.
He noted that smuggling and illegal trade was costing the nation over Ghs700 million annually. He commended GOIL for the level of investment made and urged the company to take the leadership role in new government initiatives that need more investments.
The Managing Director & Group CEO of GOIL, Mr. Patrick A.K. Akorli appealed to Government to quickly pass the local content law to strengthen local businesses in the country.
He noted that GOIL was well-positioned as leader in the industry to take up new challenges.
“We at GOIL believe that Ghanaian companies must play the lead role and control the downstream industry. Indeed, we have enough capabilities, experience and technical know-how to retail petroleum products in this country. Let me use this opportunity, therefore, to appeal to Government to quickly pass the local content law to strengthen local businesses”, the GOIL boss said.
A board Member of the company, Kwame Osei Prempeh, who deputized for the Board Chairman, Kwamena Bartels, said the board was committed to increase market share of the company.
He congratulated all the award winners for their hard work and assured them that GOIL will continue to reward and recognize genuine hard work.
George Boadu (Asonaba) – Odoum, Kumasi, was adjudged the overall National Best Dealer. Aretha Bakers-Woode (Burma Camp service station) won the 2nd National Best Dealer and Best in LPG deliver whilst Emmanuel Akrofi (PWD), Wa, won the 3rd National Best Dealer. For their prizes, they receive a South Africa tour with spending cash, a Plaque, a Certificate, Laptop and a citation.
Awards were also given to the Best Zonal Dealers, Best LPG Dealers, Best Lubricant Distributors, Best Lubricant Dealers, Best HSSE (Health, Safety, Security & Environment), National Best Forecourt Attendants, Best Lube Bay Attendants and Zonal Best Go-Café Attendants.
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