John Dramani Mahama, the former President of Ghana, has pledged to revive the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) if he is re-elected as president. Mahama has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration of overseeing the gradual collapse of the once thriving refinery.
Mahama made the promise to National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates in Ashaiman as part of his campaign to wrap up his Greater Accra Region tour. He declared that if he is elected, he will ensure that TOR returns to its former glory.
Mahama expressed his dismay at the current state of the refinery, stating that TOR has not processed crude oil since the NDC left office. He reminisced about his administration’s achievement of sending the first batch of Ghanaian crude oil from the country’s oil fields to TOR for processing before leaving office.
The revival of TOR has been a major campaign issue for the NDC, with many Ghanaians calling for the government to revive the refinery to reduce the country’s dependence on imported refined petroleum products.