He made this disclosure during the unveiling of the company’s first-ever outlet at Yagala Warawara Chiefdom, Kabala in Koinadugu District.
Since its establishment the National Petroleum Sierra Leone Limited has been a household name in the country. From 1996 to date, the company has empowered over 350, 000 Sierra Leoneans in almost every part of the country.
In another development the National Petroleum Sierra Leone Limited also launched its first smart card for their customers to use to purchase their product rather than using physical cash.
According to Kobi Walker the Yagala Warawara outlet is the 38th outlet in the country, adding that Yagala Warawara is the fastest growing community which, adding that they are prepared to establish other outlets in other communities across the country.
“There are no politicians be it present or past with shareholding in the company” adding that, all the shares in the company belong to the 35 non-political Sierra Leoneans.
Mr. Kobi Walker explained that they are everywhere and their footprints are all over the country, adding that it is the wish of residents in Koinadugu to modernize and build a state-of-the-art NP outlet in that part of the country.
Mr. Kobi Walker went on to say that their aim is to ensure that the citizenry of Sierra Leone have unhindered access to petroleum products.
According to the Director of Petroleum Regulatory Agency, Victor Sawyer their focus is to ensure that the people who invest have a good investment, adding that they also help to connect global energy supply to Sierra Leone.
He further described NP as the biggest petroleum provider in the country, adding that because of the establishment of outlets in Kabala they have helped to satisfy the people and also support the government for fuel to be available across the country.
In his statement, the Paramount Chief of Yagala Warawara Chiefdom in Koinadugu District, PC Gbawuru Manasaray III commended the management and staff of NP Sierra Leone Limited for lighting up Kabala Town, adding that residents of the district must embrace this development.
Koinadugu District according to PC Gbawuru Manasaray III has a very poor road network and they sometimes waste lots of fuel because of the terrain. He further called on NP to not encourage fuel shortage.
PC Gbawuru Manasaray III went on to say that their district is now happy because they know the importance of fuel and how they had been struggling without easy access to it.