he administrator of the National Premix Secretariat, Nana Abrokwa Asare, thinks that Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye’s criticism of the secretariat for the lack of premix fuel is unfair.
“I think that’s a really regrettable statement. According to Mr Asare on Eyewitness News, “We are doing everything we can to reverse this challenge that we are facing.
He mentioned that a memo exploring the use of condensate from Ghana’s gas plants as an alternative to preparing premix fuel has been signed by Cabinet as a potential intervention.
“Instead of relying on fuel, super, or imports, I believe the NPA and Ghana Standards Authority have realized that we can actually use the by-product from the Atuabo Gas Plant in the preparation of this premix fuel.”
The energy minister and representatives from the Atuabo Gas Plant met on Friday, he continued.
But he pointed out that he hadn’t yet heard anything about the meeting.
Fishermen, according to Mr. Asare, are sympathetic to the situation.
Due to the shortage, which has affected their industry, some fishermen have threatened to demonstrate.
Even though we are in charge of supplying premix fuel, the Ministry of Energy has the budget, so the Minister of Fisheries is contacting them.
Premix fuel shortages have been attributed in part to recent fuel price increases, which, according to him, are necessary for the Secretariat to produce, process, and supply the product.