National Petroleum (NP), a Sierra Leonean owned petroleum products dealer, has opened a filling station in Kakata, Margibi County. The opening ceremony took place on Saturday, April 9 where the Managing Director, Mohammed S. Kanu, assured the people of Kakata that his company is there to stay. “NP is here to stay and it is a privilege for Margibi County to have us here,” said Mr. Kanu. The Sierra Leonean businessman reminded the people of Kakata that NP is a very small company from Sierra Leone.“But what we have done here is how to challenge a giant as long as God is with us,” Kanu added.He said that if David can challenge Goliath and defeat him, smaller companies can also challenge bigger ones and survive. He explained that NP met petroleum giants on the ground when it came to Liberia.“We have lived by example and showed Liberian companies how to compete against bigger firms. What they need to do is not be everywhere, but they must occupy well before moving to another place and this is exactly what NP is doing here in Liberia,” he said.“We have included cooking gas in our line of products on sale at various NP gas stations in Liberia at cheaper prices,” Kanu declared.He urged Liberians to make use of the cooking gas that is sold at NP at very reasonable price.“Cooking gas should be accessible to everybody in Liberia,” he said, “because it is easily accessible by the people in other West African countries, including Ghana and Ivory Coast, amongst others.”He thanked the county authority and people of Kakata for giving NP an opportunity to provide services to their county.Cutting the ribbon to the filling station, Deputy Managing Director for Operations at the Liberian Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Edwin Sarvice, thanked NP for choosing Kakata to invest.He also assured NP that under the current administration of LPRC, they would create the level playing field for everybody can compete equally. Mr. Sarvice then encouraged others to emulate the good example of NP.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The win sees Gor control the league table on 13 points, three ahead of Mathare United who face Thika United away on Sunday.Gor, who are unbeaten this season, could have taken the lead in the 25th minute when Francis Kahata floated the ball in the area, to see Kagere powerfully head but Bandari shot-stopper Farouk Shikhalo pushed the ball for a fruitless corner.Gor Mahia’s Wesley Onguso takes a cross. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAThe goal came in the 44th minute after Bandari soaked in pressure, seeing defender Felly Mulumba deflect home Wesley Onguso’s cross for the own goal and hand the defending champions a 1-0 lead at the break.Gor were dominant the second half with their efforts paying dividends in the 62nd minute after Kagere fully maximized on Shikhalo’s blunder to score the second goal for Gor. Shikhalo had come out to clear the ball, but he missed to hand Kagere the golden opportunity to easily tap home past an empty net.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players from the dugout. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAAs it has been Gor head coach Dylan Kerr’s norm this season, he substituted Kahata for Boniface Omondi and Kagere who went out for Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi.The changes increased the tempo of the match and in the 74th minute George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo made a good run on the left wing to set-up Onguso, who cut in and to smear a measured pass to Boniface Omondi, but Shikhalo was alert to save the danger.Bandari head coach Kennedy Odhiambo giving instructions to his players. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAGor now turn attention to continental football where they host Tunisian giants Esperance in the opening leg of the First round at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday next week.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia winger George ‘Blackberry Odhiambo’ beats Bandari’s Nicholas Meja. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – Mighty Gor Mahia opened a three-point lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League after winning 2-0 over visiting Bandari in match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.K’Ogalo found the opener on the stroke of half time through Felly Mulumba’s own goals before talisman Meddie Kagere added the second in the 62nd minute.