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BOST to transport products through pipelines

The BOST MD stated that a contract had been awarded for the construction of a pipeline from Accra to Akosombo.

By the end of April this year, Mr Okley announced that advertisements would be placed in the media to invite companies to invest in the construction of the Akosombo-Kumasi pipeline.

According to him, the switch from BRV to pipeline would expand the life span of roads as allocation for bulk tankers reduce.

While assuring the BRV owners of reserving a share of the bulk oil products to keep them in business, he urged them to invest in pipelines. 

Mr Okley proposed  five per cent retention of BRV profit to enable BOST to cover administrative cost and services rendered to the transporters.

He said BOST intends to roll out a tracking device to check the diversion of tankers and other related offences.

Mr Okley said participants would discuss transit losses, invoicing, haulage application systems, and driving at night and provide solutions to address them.

Mr Ignatius Kwaku Doe, the Executive Secretary of Tanker Owners Union commended the BOST MD for his innovation and described him as someone who embraces all shades of opinions.

On investment in pipelines and the possibility of BRV getting out of business, Mr Doe said the Union would transport petroleum products to landlocked and Sahelian countries.

BY MALIK SULLEMANA


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