The supply and distribution of premix fuel will soon be digitised to stop diversion and hoarding, the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson has disclosed at the inauguration of the new batch of members of the National Premix Committee in Accra.
She said the Ministry had initiated the plans to digitise the supply of premix fuel.
Fishers in the country will soon use canoe identification cards before purchasing premix fuel if the automation process is complete.
“The sale of premix fuel would be fully automated,” she emphasised
She noted that this would not only stop diversion of the product, but would also ensure that few individuals do not short-change the State and fishers in the supply and distribution chain.
Ms Koomson, therefore, urged the new Committee Members to pay attention to the selection and composition of the Landing Beach Committees so that people with good morals would be selected at the local level to ensure integrity in the sale of the product.
The National Premix Fuel Committee was established in accordance with LI 2233 of the National Premix Fuel Committee Regulations, 2016, with the mandate to facilitate the procurement and distribution of premix fuel to fishing communities in the country.
Between January 2017 and August 2021 407,740,500 litres of premix were distributed to Landing Beach Committees (LBCs) across the country.