“The situation is being used to exploit motorists and other consumers who are not getting value for their money,” Michael Bozumbil, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Petroleum Solutions Limited (Petrosol).
He said this at the official launch of the Petrosol consumer education campaign in Accra, dubbed, “Full Quantity Campaign”.
Mr. Bozumbil said his outfit had made efforts to educate other consumers to enable them make informed choices.
The CEO said that Petrosol’s commitment to meeting the needs of consumers urged the company to conduct a nationwide research to find out their key concerns and work at addressing them.
He said the top-most concern of all the issues raised was the fact that consumers wanted to always receive accurate quantity of fuel they purchase.
“In effect, they do not want to be cheated,” he stressed.
“At Petrosol, we are committed to delightfully serving our cherished customers with quality petroleum products in accurate quantities from our neat and environmentally safe fuel stations at competitive prices,” he said.
The campaign, according to Mr. Bozumbil, was intended to complement the work of the Ghana Standards Authority and the National Petroleum Authority, by creating awareness of the availability of the 10-litre Measuring Can, called “Ntease Kruwaa” at the various fuel stations.
“It is also to equip consumers with the knowledge to empower them to check and verify pump delivery accuracy at the various fuel stations.
The Marketing and Supply Chain Manager, Kwesi Zigah in an interview with the Ghanaian Times, emphasised the need for consumers to insist on the use of the 10-litre can to ensure accuracy in fuel purchased.
“We want to take the lead in protecting the interest of the consumer. So for the next three months, we are going to educate the Ghanaian consumer to insist on the right quantity,” he said.
He disclosed that Petrosol will open 70 outlets across the country by close of the year.
By Dennis Kwame Amegede