The Ashanti Regional Minister, John Alexander Ackon, has entreated Ghanaians to embrace successful indigenous companies, by patronising their products insisting this will ease pressure on the cedi and ultimately help grow the economy.
Mr. Ackon was speaking at the inauguration of a refurbished Ghana Oil Company, GOIL service station at Santasi in Kumasi. GOIL has embarked on massive rebranding and facelift of its service stations. This has culminated in the increase in the number of stations from about 160 to over 250.
The move, according to Mr. Ackon, has made GOIL more attractive to customers. He entreated Ghanaians that patronising successful indigenous companies like GOIL was not only an imperative but a national call that will help ease the pressure on the cedi, and help to grow the economy. He tasked the GOIL management team to maintain the quality of products.
The Managing Director of GOIL, Mr.Patrick A. K. Akorli, paid tribute to customers of the company, adding that consumers have mostly benefitted from the deregulation of the industry. He noted that GOIL has raised the standards in terms of delivering quality products and appealed to Ghanaians to embrace successful nationalbrands like GOIL. The company, he said, has over 16,000 shareholders benefitting from the fruits of its success indicating GOIL intends to forge ahead to enter the West African market on the strength of huge investments in Bunkering Aviation and Bitumen business.
The Adumhene, Barfour Adjei Kesse the fourth, who represented the Asantehene, OtumfuoOsei Tutu II, commended GOIL for its good products entreating Ghanaians to patronise home grown industries and business concerns.
In attendance were GOIL Brand Ambassador, Azumah Nelson, the playing body and management of Asante Kotoko, who are sponsored by GOIL and the Kokofuhene, BarimaOffeAkwasiOkogyeasuo the second. The refurbished service station has a modern Service Centre and courtyard, a well-stocked GO shop and a fully-equipped tyre centre.