The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has warned motorists against purchasing petroleum products from unapproved retail outlets such as table tops.
The NPA has stated that these products are smuggled into the country through unauthorized routes, mainly from Togo, and are adulterated and can damage vehicles.
The petroleum products are filled in gallons and conveyed mostly on motorbikes to their Ghanaian customers, who in turn fill the fuel in bottles for onward sale on table tops. The Volta Regional Manager of NPA, Mr Godwin Yaw Konu, who made the call at a media engagement in Ho on Friday, May 5, 2023, said the NPA could not guarantee the quality of such petroleum products.
Therefore, he said that in case of damage to vehicles as a result of the use of such unapproved products, the NPA could not help the affected motorists to seek redress. He urged motorists to buy petroleum products only from approved retail outlets.