GOIL, the countryâ€™s biggest indigenous Oil Marketing Company, has made a consolidated profit after tax of GHC81.9 million. The company also, by resolution, has changed its name from Ghana Oil Company Limited to GOIL Company Limited.
This was disclosed by the Board Chairman of GOIL, Kwamena Bartels at the 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in Accra.
â€œOver the last five years, the companyâ€™s profit after tax has grown 20% per year on average. In the year under review, 2018, GOIL made a consolidated profit after tax of GHC81.9 million, up by 26%. The assets of GOIL, as a group grew by 30%, from GH?1,036 billion to GH?1,346 billion.
â€œEarnings per share increased from approximately 17 pesewas per share to 21 pesewas per shareâ€, Kwamena Bartels reported.
As a result, the Board of Directors proposed a dividend of GHC0.042 per share, a 50% increase over that of the year 2017â€.
The Board of Directors also approved a change in the name of the company from Ghana Oil Company Limited to GOIL Company Limited and gave its blessings to its partnership with ExxonMobil on the exploration of deep-water Cape three Points oil field.
On issues of Health, Security, Safety and Environment, Hon. Kwamena Bartels said GOIL was committed to achieving a goal of â€œZero harmâ€ to staff, customers and communities in which they operate.
Measures like Hazard identification, Risk Assessment, Workplace audits and inspection were undertaken to ensure the full realization of this goal.
Rigorous security measures with the assistance of the Ghana Police Service to protect lives and property were largely successful in deterring armed robbers and other criminals from GOIL service stations, especially those in the remote areas, where armed robbers attack were rampant.
Mr Bartels said through dedication and hard work, GOIL is now 14001:2015 (EMS) certified.
The Group CEO and Managing Director, Mr Patrick AKorli who is retiring after over 23 years of service, assured shareholders the company was on the path of growth.
He noted that GOIL is embarking on major diversification of portfolio to boost profitability and ensure a solid future. He, therefore, asked shareholders to continue to believe in GOIL.
To tap his rich and immense experience, Mr Patrick Akorli assumes a new role as the Board Chairman of Go Energy, the subsidiary Bulk Distribution Company of GOIL.