Government, through the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has commissioned the Command and Control Centre for the Bulk Road Vehicle (BRV) and the Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS).
The move marks part of efforts by government to combat illicit activities in the petroleum downstream sector such as bunkering, smuggling and dumping of fuel products that are meant for export, on the local market.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia yesterday, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the instance of the National Petroleum Authority, commissioned the Command and Control Centre for the Bulk Road Vehicle (BRV) and the Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) in Accra.
BestNewsGH.com can report that the deployment of these systems is aimed at enhancing the NPA’s capacity in the monitoring of the distribution of petroleum products across the length and breadth of the country.
Vice President Bawumia in his remarks urged the NPA and its collaborating stakeholder agencies to maintain their commendable work in fighting illegal activities in the petroleum downstream industry.
He also applauded plans by the NPA to deploy Automatic Tank Gauging and Stock Management and Monitoring Systems at retail outlets in the country.
These systems, Dr. Bawumia explained, will give the NPA and revenue collection agencies such as the Ghana Revenue Authority, a real-time view of petroleum product stocks and movements at all retail outlets and depots in Ghana.