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Jah Oil protests against D1M fine

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The Jah Oil management has accused PURA of targeting the petroleum company after the regulatory authority fined it over a million dalasi for alleged violations.

Last week, PURA announced it has fined Jah Oil after concluding that the company built petrol stations without a permit from the authority. The authority also ordered the company to halt the construction of at least two petrol stations, on Kairaba Avenue and in Wellingara.

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The company reacted to the development with its manager Momodou Hydara telling QTV his company is being targeted.

“We wrote a protest letter to PURA, protesting their enforcement and at the same time we’ve also written a letter to the Ministry of Petroleum to inquire into this matter, because the way we see it, we are a victim,” Hydara told QTV.

He also said: “When you look around as journalists, go and do your findings, you will see that all the petrol stations are operating and they’re not in compliance with the 50-meter rule they’re hitting us with. And then the question we’re asking them is that, let them give us a fair answer: why us and why now?”

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