By; Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express
The workers of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) have agreed to commits 20% of their November salaries into the operation of the company, the Daily Express can report.
The management of the company led by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Awuah-Darko had discussions with the workers with the aimed of finding solutions to revamp the company.
A close sources at TOR explained to Daily Express that initially management decided to spread the 20% for a maximum of four months (5% per a month), however, the workers proposed 20% to be taken from their November salaries.
The workers who numbered about 600 expected to contribute about GHc3.8 million into the operation of TOR.
The agreement the management signed with the workers is that when the plant comes back into full operation and making profit, they will pay them back their monies.
Mr. Awuah-Darko who doubles as Managing Director for BOST recently stated that his objective is to bring back TOR from its current difficulties.
“We have three and a half months left to go, and it is hard work. But I am so encouraged by the support we have got from the workers of TOR,” said Mr. Awauh-Darko.
“I can guarantee you that in the next four months TOR and BOST will be producing the highest quality petroleum products at a lowest price than anybody can import into the country. We believe that this will give our supply agreement with Mali and Burkina Faso high competitive pricing to enable us guarantee additional throughput from the Bolga facility.”
Currently, Ghanaians are paying an additional 1 pesewa per litre as TOR debt recovery levy. “If TOR had been well run we would not have to pay the 1 pesewa per litre,” he noted, adding that as a result of that challenges facing TOR, Ghanaians are paying more for fuel than we actually should.