Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has pledged to break the cycle of politicizing premix fuel distribution.
According to him, the phenomenon is unproductive, divisive and undermines the objective of the initiative.
The former President who was addressing fisherfolk as part of his two day #BuildingGhana tour of the Western region Siafa he will dissolve the current landing beach committees packed with apparatchiks of the governing New Patriotic Party.
“We will open it up for you to elect your own chief fisherman and other executives to form the committee. It will be devoid of partisan colouration to include every fisherman” he emphasized.
Mr Mahama told the durbar of chiefs and people of Jaway Wharf in the Jomoro Constituency noted that the intention of setting up those committees was to ensure they effectively manage the subsidized fuel for profit and plough back funds in basic needs to improve their communities.
“The landing beach committee worked perfectly without any politics under the erstwhile administration. This government is playing politics with the landing beach committee, sharing the premix for party chairmen and even people who know nothing about fishing to put the quota on it before selling it to the fishermen” he lamented .
“We will constitute a new premix committee and end this phenomenon” he reiterated
John Mahama and his entourage including former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, Dr. Calistus Mahama, former Members of Parliament, Former Ministers and other former appointees have so far visited the Bono, Bono East, Ahafo and Western North regions.