The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Trade and Industry has inspected the Aminata and Sons (SL) Limited, Conex Energy, Eco Energy and the National Petroleum (NP) Terminals in Freetown on June 18, 2024.

The Chairperson for the committee, Honourable Veronica Kadie Sesay, stated that their visit is a key oversight priority assigned by the House of Parliament to ensure Oil Marketers Companies (OMCs) are adhering to the importation, distribution, transportation and retailing of petroleum products with a fair and competitive business atmosphere.

Honourable Sesay appealed to OMCs to maintain mutual and collaborative business synergies to improve the Downstream Petroleum Sector, ensure consistent fuel supply, and provide quality service delivery in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of Aminata and Sons (SL) Limited, Mr. Mohamed Turay, expressed gratitude for the committee’s engagement and assured their fullest support in boosting the fuel industry.

Highlighting NP’s success story, CEO Saidu Mansaray explained their achievements, digital transformations and innovations to break barriers in the sector and end fuel scarcity. However, he mentioned challenges with forex, poor road network and makeshift establishments near the terminal, urging the committee to address these concerns with the appropriate authorities.