Accra, Dec. 15, GNA - Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), the only indigenous downstream oil marketing company in the country, has acknowledged the contributions of dealers, distributors and staff for dedicated service in 2015.
GOIL decorated Mr Sam Bennet of Sunyani as the National Best Dealer; Mr Gabby Salloum of Minda was adjudged the best for the southern zone; Asonaba KB of Kumasi Odoum, Hart-Boyam Company Limited was adjudged the best dealer in the western zone; Mrs Lydia Bawa Miller of Novorongo picked the northern zone ticket; and Alhaji Akanbey K. Regji of Ho Sokode picked the Tema Zone prize.
On the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Compliance, the Southern Zone Award was picked by Mr Adjei Roddick; Middle Belt Zone by Richard Kofi Adjei; Western Zone by Jelowa Towers; Northern Zone, Mathias Afrina; and Tema Zobne by Alhaji Maro Mohammed.
The GOIL Best Customer Service Award was won by Comfort Tetteh for the Southern Zone; Asonaba for the Mid-Belt Zone; Sam Cheefa for the Western Zone; Mark Akuliga for Northern Zone; and Johnny Kulevome for the Tema Zone.
The GOIL Most Promising Dealer award was won by Ambrose Yennah of Ogbojo Junction for the Southern Zone and Mr Anthony Nyamekye of Kumasi Berekese Road for the Mid-Belt Zone.
The Best Record Keeping Award was picked by S. K. Hoenyezi, Gugguisberg Avenue for the Southern Zone; Emmanuel Yeboah of Sunyani Chira Road for the Mid-Belt Zone; Sam Cheefa of Sekondi Old Shama Road for the Western Zone; Mrs Lydia Bawa Miller of Navorongo for the Northern Zone; and Prudent Marcom of Lashibi for the Tema Zone.
Other awards categories includes; Best Financial Management Station; Best Attendance Friendly Station; Most Promising Lube Distributor; and Best Lubricant Retail Stations.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Patrick Akpe Kwame Akorli, GOIL Managing Director said 2015 was most difficult and challenging for the company.
'The aftermath of the Circle disaster could have collapsed any company but by the grace of God and the dedicated service of Board of Directors; commitment of Management and Staff, we have sailed through.
'We remember the victims of the disaster, continue to share in the pain and loss of the families; we also acknowledge the spirit of patriotism demonstrated by Ghanaians, especially President Dramani Mahama and the Government.
'We also used the occasion as the year cruises to an end to salute leading political leaders; religious leaders; the media; health professionals; security agencies and the general public for standing firm with GOIL during the challenging period of the year'.
Mr Akorli said the award was a token of the company's appreciation of the contributions of various actors towards attaining the general goal of the company.