The National Premix Committee has given a noticed that any particular of landing beach committee (LBC) is found of hoarding premix fuel for individual business for profit such landing beach committee within the community shall be dissolved and prosecute to court, which against the landing beach committee act.
National chairman of the premix committee Mr Nii Lante Bannerman said selling the premix fuel to an individual is illegal.
Speaking to 3news central regional correspondents Kwame Kakraba,he said the committee have taken initiative to meet national security, after meeting and express worries about issues to them and i have appealed to them to help us using their personnel in various communities to arrest the perpetrators, same regard to those of people hoarding of premix fuel.
“This time around,
something that we are not condolen and whoever is court,we the national premix fuel committee will be give over to the law enforcement for the law to takes it.
Chairman of the premix fuel committee revealed this statement when he pay a working visit to the scene where four people have died on premix fuel explosion that happened on friday, 4th May, 2019. at Kormantse, mfantseman municipal of central region.
Mynewsghana.com reported the premix fuel used by fishermen was stored in a house close to a cooking area, residents believe the inflammable product caught fire due to its proximity to the cooking stove.
Fortunately, the raging fire was contained by personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service, supported by residents, who quickly moved to the scene to stop it from spreading and causing further damage.
The owner of the product Nana Kojo, aged 34, who was said to be a police officer disengaged from active service to enable him to treat an infirmity was among the victims. Three others who died in the explosion include Kwame Adokoh, 21, and Nana Mensah,16.
Other three victims who sustained severe burns are currently battling for their lives at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital
The Deputy Minister Of Fisheries,Hon. Ato Cudjoe said the death of people was big loss not only to families but the nation.
He pledged that everything possible would be done to support the remaining two victims and donated cash of GH¢ 40,000.00 to deceased families.
Minister,therefore cautioned out a strong warning to landing beaches committee,do not sell premix fuel to people are not fishing who’s business is keep the fuel houses and resell them for profit.
Member of Parliament for mfantseman constituency Hon Kwansah Hayford informed the fishermen and fishmongers that currently premix fuel was the only petroleum product which was being subsidised by the state because of the importance the government attached to the well-being and economic transformation of the fisherfolk.
Am in the process of rolling out a number of development projects designed to enhance the fishing trade and the living conditions of people in the fishing industry.
He promised his support to complete kormantse community centre at the end 2019 to honour a former member of parliament for mfantseman constituency Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng.
Kwame Kakraba// Mynewsghana.com