Jah Oil manager denies allegation over low quality supply

Apr 22, 2022, 1:05 PM

The management of Jah Oil Company, a Gambian owned company has denied allegation of selling low quality fuel to the general public.

Momodou Hydara, manager of Jah Oil Company described the allegation as false and unfounded. He denied this allegation in an interview with the media at his office at Bafuloto recently. 

According to him; “when you’re in business and competing, usually people will try to dig every kind of dark and put it on you. It is very sad when people look at one company’s progression and later paint it dark about their success.”

Being an Islamic oriented company, Mr. Hydara noted that, whatever they do, they do it in accordance with the Sha’ria and the Qur’an.

“It is so bogus and disturbing when people make such an allegation after seeing us coming this far, now dominating and becoming the largest fuel distributors in the country,” he said.

He added that leadership comes with consequences, adding that especially when one comes and finds some people in certain businesses and becomes a dominant figure among them.

“People made a lot of bogus allegations towards our company (Jah Oil), because we are now leading in the fuel distribution business in the country. It is mind-blowing and disturbing when people pointed at us and said that our fuel is of a lower quality than other stations when we only have one depot in the country, where all stations go and receive fuel for distribution,” he countered.

According to him, at the beginning they just ignored the rumours and allegations they heard about their company, saying that it’s because all those allegations towards their company are false.

“We take them as a child’s play because how can we have a low quality product compared to others when we only have one fuel depot in the country where all the other stations received their suppliers.”

“In that depot, the capacity is so small that one fuel company cannot come with their petroleum and they give them a special tank.”  

“Every Tom, Dick and Harry who imports petroleum products in the countrywould put it in a certain tank. When one comes with the product, he would dump it in that same particular tank together with others. In the morning, when we come to fetch suppliers, we fetch from the same tank and take to our various stations,” he explained.

Mr. Hydara seized the opportunity to note that “Jah Oil Company is the leading distributor in The Gambia and it is the highest Gambian employee.” He disclosed that Jah Oil is 100% percent tax compliant in this country. 

He therefore advised people to ignore this kind of rumour circulating in the public domain, saying it is “the work of certain unscrupulous individuals that are trying to tarnish the image of Jah Oil company.”

He assured that the management of Jah Oil Company would continue to be law abiding and would endeavour to supply the expected fuel to its customers. 

Mr. Hydara finally spoke on the quality of the company’s products as second to none in the country and called on the need for Gambians to patronise Jah Oil Company in a bid to boost Gambian economy.

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