GSA Proposes GH¢ 15,000 Fine On Fuel Stations Short Changing Consumers
| Updated Sep 07, 2017 at 4:08pm
The Ghana Standards Authority is proposing a fine of at least GH¢15,000 to be imposed on fuel stations that are short changing consumers.
According to the Acting Director General of the Authority, Professor Alex Dodoo when approved by Parliament, it will go a long way to deter station owners and pump attendants from tampering with fuel dispensers.
Speaking to Radio Ghana on fines imposed on about 45 fuel stations for under delivery, Professor Dodoo said the Authority is committed to safeguarding the interest of consumers.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, COPEC has asked the Ghana Standard Authority to collaborate with other agencies to ensure that fuel station owners who tamper with fuel dispensers are prosecuted.
Executive Director of COPEC, Duncan Amoah said it is not proper to leave people who manipulate the machines with the intention of cheating consumers to go scot-free.
According to him, sanctions and fines imposed on such people are not deterrent enough.