Jah Oil protests against D1M fine


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.

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?”