Monday, 17 June

I’ll revamp TOR – Mahama

John Dramani Mahama

Former President and flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has emphasised his commitment to revamping the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) through joint private-public partnership if elected President in the December 7 polls.

According to Mr Mahama, the problems with running the refinery stem from it being a state-owned enterprise, and he is open to a private partnership in revitalising TOR.

Mr Mahama believes the refinery needs significant attention, and a transparent process for private participation is crucial in bringing the refinery back into operation and running it efficiently.

Mr Mahama said these in a meeting with stakeholders and players in the downstream petroleum sector including the Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution, Tanker Drivers Union, Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana, Institute of Energy Security, and other petroleum service providers.

The former president stressed his earlier dedication to building the “Ghana we all want”, and that he said includes addressing the challenges and opportunities in the downstream petroleum sector.

He thanked all the participants and sector players for the constructive dialogue and valuable insights and called for a collaborative work towards a more vibrant and sustainable petroleum industry for the benefit of all Ghanaians.


Source: Mensah