STC Spends GHc 2 Million On Petrol Every 2 Weeks – Nana Akomea Discloses

STC Boss, Nana Akomea, has made a shocking revelation of the company’s expenses on fuel.

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) recently called for the government to remove the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levy (PSRL) to curb the persistent petroleum products’ price hikes.

“The two key indicators, that is international market prices and foreign exchange differentials, are all likely to affect average pump prices of petroleum products by between 2% to 3% or (10p/Litre for both products) in this second pricing window of September 2021.”

“This would likely translate to reviewed figures by the various Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) as those selling at current prices for gasoline and gasoil at GH¢6.38 could be reviewed upwards to between GH¢6.45/-GH¢6.52/L for both Gasoline and Gasoil,” a COPEC statement read.

Nana Akomea, like COPEC, is equally worried about the petrol price increases.

According to him, the State Transport Corporation (STC) spends millions of cedis on fueling its buses and what is more shocking is that these millions are expended in two weeks.

“We pay GHc 2 million to Goil every two weeks,” he disclosed on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”.

Nana Akomea also expressed worry over the company’s losses as a result of the border closure arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated; ”In the last 17 months, from March last year, we’ve lost over 42 million cedis because of the border closure”.

This, he said, indicating that STC incurs a huge cost in running its business.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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