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Saturday 16 December 2017


[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ¢12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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General News

[ 2017-10-12 ]

Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC),
has appealed to the government to undertake a
thorough examination of the Atomic Junction Gas
explosion before it comes out with a national
policy on fire outbreaks at the pumps.

The Atomic Junction gas explosion, which occurred
on Saturday, claimed the lives of seven people,
injuring over a hundred others

Following the explosion, scores of students of the
University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA),
on Monday staged a demonstration on campus against
the siting of a fuel station close to the school.

Similar protests have taken place in other areas
in Accra. The government has indicated that it
will come out with some decisions at cabinet, to
deal address the situation, and prevent such fires
in thee future.

Speaking at a press conference today [Thursday],
the CEO of the AOMC, Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, urged
the government not to succumb to panic reactions
from a section of the public, but come out with a
holistic policy.

“The unparalleled marauding, demonstrations
against some legitimate retail outlets and hitting
the panic button “exemplified” by the wanton
closure of retail outlets in a rambo style by some
unrepentant MMDCEs in an industry regulatory by
specific bodies, is unwarranted and must be
condemned with all the attempt it deserves,” he

“This has innate results of culminating in chaos
and anarchy in the society and inflaming passion
among the citizenry thereby creating disaffection
for OMCs/LPGMs,” he warned.

Mr. Agyemang-Duah stated that, OMCs/LPGMs are
neither ‘monsters’ nor ‘criminals’, but are
Ghanaians making a living by legally investing in
the petroleum industry.

“Some marketers have their administrative offices
within the confines of such outlets. Therefore,
our intent to have a safe operation of our outlets
cannot be in doubt,” he maintained.

Mr. Agyemanag-Duah suggested that, the situation
rather calls for a sober deep-seated thought,
through unbiased and unfettered investigations to
unearth the root causes, and furnish the nation
with sustained corrective and preventive actions,
which will inform the public in a positive manner,
whilst consolidating or improving the existing
industry standards for public safety.

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