June 13, 2024
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Tanker drivers strike affecting our operations badly; over 7.6m litres of fuel stuck – Tema Fuel Company

The Tema Fuel Company has lamented about the impact of the ongoing strike by the Ghana National Tankers Drivers Union.

According to the company, the strike action has taken a huge toll on their operations. It disclosed that currently over 7.6 million litres of fuel are stuck in their tanks following the strike. 

The Head of Finance and Stock at the Tema Fuel Company, Nana Adwoa Kumi Duah, in an interview with Citi TV said their operations may grind to a halt if the strike continues.

“We have an empty track that was supposed to be loaded today as a result of the tanker driver union strike, which means that we have lost revenue.”

“Additionally, when we load the big tanks, we create space for the vessels to discharge their products into the tank. If we are not loading, then we are not able to create the space, and the vessels will have to lie down for longer periods than anticipated,” she added. 

The drivers are demanding rehabilitation works on various roads near fuel depots across the country.

According to the drivers, the bad nature of the fuel depot roads is of a great concern to them.  However, they have clarified that its nationwide strike is not aimed at sabotaging the government.

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Union, Edmund Baba speaking to the media said their action is aimed at safeguarding the country’s road networks from further deterioration.

“What we are doing, we are not trying to sabotage the government, we are not politicians, we are not talking politics, we all have our individual political opinions. We want to save Mother Ghana from what is happening,” Edmund Baba said.

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