The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority(NPA) Hassan Tampuli through his stellar performance has saved the country $300 million which would have been lost to the state through fraudulent fuel practices this year.
This is according to Founding President and CEO of policy
think-tank, Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe who hailed Hassan Tampuli for showing
patriotism over self-seeking interest as has been in the case of some state
“Another man doing well in curbing waste is CEO of the
National Petroleum Authority, Hassan Tampuli. But for his vigilance, Ghana
would be losing over $300m to fuel fraud this year,” Franklin Cudjoe
revealed on social media.
Before mentioning Mr Tampuli for praise, he had lauded the
effort of Nana Akomea who is the Managing Director of the State Transport Company
(STC) that had led to a marked improvement in the services provided by STC.
Hassan Tampuli who is a private legal practitioner, became
CEO of head of the NPA in 2017 when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) assumed the
reins of power. As CEO, he has been hailed for his outstanding performance, especially
in tackling smuggling of petroleum products.
In 2019 was adjudged Outstanding Petroleum CEO of the Year” at
the 9th edition of the Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards
ceremony held in Accra which saw 41 CEOs
from both the public and private sectors being honored.
Similarly, he has won several of those awards internationally for his meritorious contribution to the growth of the entity he has been made head.
It however unclear what specific incident would have
occasioned the loss of the amount to the state but fuel fraud basically
involves dishonesty in fuel deals such as under declaration of quantity or
deliberate mislabeling by criminals to beat the system.