Mr. Mark Owen Woyongo, Minister of Defence, on Monday directed the Navrongo Municipal Assembly, to as a matter of urgency; halt the granting of license to proprietors seeking to operate fuel stations along the Navrongo-Paga Highway, and any other part of the Municipality.
There is mountain suspicion of these fuel stations smuggling huge quantities of the products across to neighboring countries, including Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali, for high profits.
The Minister contended that there were several areas where the business community could extend their business interests in the municipality, and urged the Assembly to repackage its investment opportunities and invite them to invest.
The six-kilometre distance from Navrongo to Paga, has recently seen about 20 fuel stations licensed to operate within that stretch with some more under construction.
Source: Andrew Nettey