- A Plus has responded to critics who say he has a monopoly in the fuel haulage industry
- He said his critics are those who benefited from the same business under previous NDC governments
Popular Twi rapper A-Plus has responded to critics of his newfound fuel haulage business activities that complain that New Patriotic Party (NPP) sympathizers have gained a monopoly on the business.
Celebrated Ghanaian rapper A-Plus has stated that contrary to reports, he has only been granted a license by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company limited (BOST) to haul fuel three times a week to designated areas.
Recent reports had it that NPP sympathizers such as A Plus have gained a monopoly on the bulk fuel haulage industry since January's change of government. These critics have it that NPP supporters have been easily issued licenses by BOST, thereby giving then a monopoly in the industry.
One such critical publication was The Punch newspaper's May 15th 2017 edition, which said: "A Plus now fuel haulage contractor…As BOST CEO elbows tanker drivers for friends.”
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Touching on the subject in an interview with Kasapa 102.5 FM's Anopa Kasapa breakfast show, A-Plus pointed out that under previous administrations party sympathizers were allowed to haul much more fuel that what he's allowed to do. He added that even though he's very close both the President and Vice President, President Nana Akufo-Addo would never allow it to happen on his watch.
”Those who are complaining are the ones who took over such business in the past administration and shared it among themselves. One person under the former NDC administration was transporting 40 times per day, I can tell you on authority. But there is equity in Akufo-Addo’s government such that they share all business equitably under this administration. I’m very close to Bawumia and the President, but I couldn’t have lobbied to be given the whole job because Nana Addo will not agree for such thing to go on in his government.”
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A Plus went on to say that under an NDC government he would never have been able to have the opportunity to do this sort of business. He said that during the previous administrations some companies were able to haul 50,000 liter trucks per day,, but that now anyone can go and lobby for the business opportunity.
"Ordinary Ghanaians can go to BOST and lobby for such contracts and I think it makes sense that way,” he said.
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