Aminata Petroleum and its supplier, Trafigura rescue Sierra Leone with 5,000 Metric Tons of Gasoline

Freetown, Sierra Leone, May 23, 2024 – In the midst of the current fuel crisis in the country, Mr. Mohammad Turay, the Chief Executive Officer of Aminata & Sons (SL) Limited in Sierra Leone, has told journalists that his company has brought in over 5,000 metric tons of gasoline (petrol) to address the looming fuel shortage. He made this known to a cross-section of journalists on Thursday, May 23, at Aminata’s Head Office in Clinetown, Freetown.

“This is a critical moment, and we are stepping up by diverting a gasoline vessel designated for Liberia and Togo in order to salvage the looming gasoline scarcity in Sierra Leone. This is not solely for profit making but to render service to the people of Sierra Leone” – says Mr. Turay. The company’s CEO, Mr. Turay further noted that this is not the first time they have intervened in crisis periods, as Aminata & Sons, Inc., the parent company in Liberia has done so on numerous occasions for the people of Liberia.

Furthermore, Mr. Turay stated that his company is expecting another 4,000 metric tons of diesel on a vessel named MT Meronas to be discharged at the Aminata Clinetown Storage Terminal during the weekend to continue salvaging the fuel crisis in the country.

“At Aminata, we are here to stay and make our customers, resellers, and dealers happy by supplying premium quality petroleum products and outstanding service” – said Mr. Turay. He extended his appreciation to regulators (PRA) in the petroleum industry for creating a competitive business atmosphere in Sierra Leone and providing a fair ground for foreign investment to thrive.

Aminata & Sons (SL) Limited is committed to delivering high-quality petroleum products with excellent service delivery to the people of Sierra Leone. The company is primarily involved in the importation, distribution, and sales of petroleum products on the Liberian market and now in Sierra Leone. AMINATA caters to the petroleum products needs of private individuals, government agencies, non-governmental agencies, multinational firms, and other companies across their business operations.