Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Energy in charge of Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam has paid a working visit to Buipe in the Northern Region to inspect the extent of damage that occurred at the BOST tanker yard.
Dr Amin Adam was accompanied by Deputy Managing Director of BOST, Moses Asem, and CEO of National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli.
The tanker yard was recently gutted by fire. In the process, four Bulk Road Vehicles (BRVs), two of which were loaded with petroleum products, were considerably damaged.
In a statement issued by BOST, it said the two trucks contained 36,000 liters of diesel (AGO) and 36,000 liters of petrol (PMS) at an estimated cost of GHc194, 760.00.
In a Facebook post Monday, Dr Amin Adam said President Akufo-Addo’s administration would support the construction of a tanker yard and the upgrading of the fire station at the BOST Depot.
“The Ministry of Energy has also directed the NPA to conduct safety audit on the facilities to enable a review and improvement on the safety protocols.
“Similarly, safety audits have recently been conducted at the facilities in Tema, Takoradi and Kumasi through collaborations between NPA and Kosmos Energy,” he said.