His Excellency John Dramani Mahama paid a working visit to TOR to familiarize himself with its operations and the current success story since the refinery resumed operations in February. He was accompanied by the Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Keith Christopher Rowley who is in Ghana for a four-day state tour.
President Mahama expressed satisfaction with the synergy created between TOR and BOST which has contributed in turning TOR around. He commended staff for their commitment and hard work in achieving its current feat, becoming efficient producers and distributors of quality refined petroleum products. ‘I am of proud of workers of TOR for they have achieved’ the President said.
In line with his vision of making Ghana the downstream petroleum hub for West Africa, the President was happy the refinery had already exported about 30,000 metric tonnes of gasoline to a neighboring country.
The visit afforded the President and Dr. Keith Rowley the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the refinery’s processes and facilities during a tour of the processing plants.
Trinidad and Tobago is a leading oil and gas country which assisted Ghana with relevant expertise at the beginning of the country’s oil and gas discovery. Trinidad and Tobago also helped in putting the legislation in place to manage Ghana’s oil and gas industry.