The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has initiated moves to promote fuel trade and investment between Ghana and Mali. The NPA’s strategy is to continuously engage the Malian authorities and importers to achieve the objective of increasing fuel supply to the Sahelian region.
Consequently, a delegation from the NPA led by a Deputy Chief Executive, Mrs. Linda Asante, paid a four-day working visit to Mali. The team held meetings with key stakeholders including the regulators, Office Malien des Produits Petoliers (OMAP), the Malian Customs, and the directorate in charge of trade – Direction Generale Commerce de la Consommation et de la Concurrence (DGCCC) and Malian petroleum importers operators.
Mrs Asante said that this visit was part of NPA’s strategy to deepen economic relations between Ghana and Mali, and other countries in the sub-region. This move is expected to increase fuel supply in the Sahelian region which will have positive effects on economic growth in both countries.