Jah Oil Company has been fined nearly a million dalasi for “illegally” constructing and operating petrol stations in the country.

The fines were made by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

In a statement the regulator said: “Following monitoring exercises regarding the construction and operation of Petrol Stations, Enforcement Action has been taken against JAH OIL for illegally constructing and operating petrol stations following directives from The Authority relating to the unsuitability of the identified sites as per the current regulations.

“Having weighed in the totality of facts surrounding this issue and for want of sanity and compliance in the regulated sector, the Authority determines the following against Jah Oil Company as follows – to pay a fine of GMD D200,000 for deliberately constructing a petrol station in Wellingara without the required permit from the Authority.”

“To pay a fine of D200,000 for deliberately constructing a petrol station on Kairaba Avenue without the required permit from the Authority. 

“To pay a fine of D500,000 for deliberately failing to comply with the Authority’s Directive pertaining to Badala Basse and a further sum of D25,000 after the expiration of this notice for as long as this contravention persists.”

“JAH OIL is further directed to stop all illegal construction in Wellingara and Kairaba Avenue forthwith and comply with the requirements of the Petroleum Products Service Stations Regulations 2018,” the statement added.

Jah Oil has been contacted for comment.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba 

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