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Petroleum Ministry presents Gh₡1.45m to support disaster victims

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The Petroleum Ministry has presented a cheque of Gh₡1,450,000.00 to NADMO for the purchase of relief items to support victims of the June 3 disaster.

The donated amount was contributed by four subsidiary agencies under the ministry namely; Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) and Ghana Oil (Goil).

The Minister of Petroleum, Hon. Emmanuel Armah Buah who presented the cheque on behalf of the delegation from the Sector said the devastating effects of the floods needed joint efforts, hence the gesture to help those affected.

He also commended the security agencies including NADMO for managing the flood and fire disaster.

Receiving the cheque, the Acting National Coordinator of NADMO, Brig. Gen. Francis Vib-Sanziri thanked the ministry for the gesture and assured them that their donation will be used for the purpose for which it was presented.

He further urged other organizations that have the means to support the victims to do so. “The pain of the victims is the pain of Ghanaians and government alone cannot do it”, he added.

Present at the ceremony were the Chief Executive Officer of NPA, Moses Asaga, the Managing Director of BOST, Kingsly Kwame Awuah-Darko and Senyo Hosi, CEO of Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors.