Seasoned Managerial Initiatives Keep NP-SL Ltd Up & Running

By Amin Kef Sesay

The National Petroleum- Sierra Leone Limited (NP-SL Ltd) is on record for having a capable and competent managerial team at the helm of affairs, which from time to time comes up with good initiatives, always ensuring that those initiatives are effusively, effectively implemented to create value for money.

It is also on record that the National Petroleum -Sierra Leone Limited apart from it being lauded as one of Sierra Leone’s biggest tax payers it is also commended for its invaluable contributions towards building the country’s economy in diverse ways.

As a petroleum business entity, NP-SL Ltd is proud of supporting Filling Stations in various parts of the country and the company is vibrantly functioning in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast and The Gambia where it is transacting business in petroleum products.

This 100% indigenously-owned company has so far offered various jobs to residents in the afore-mentioned countries, thereby reducing poverty to a considerable level.

Since it was established by 35 Sierra Leoneans, who bought shares from the Government years back, the company has grown from leaps and bounds; weathering storms that would have run it down. But the resolve of its shareholders and Management to succeed has been the center-piece that has propelled NP-SL Ltd to a higher level, equal to none in the sub-region. The synergy that runs through its members of staff has also contributed to the company’s growth.

The selflessness and commitment of the shareholders have made it possible for the company to empower many Sierra Leoneans, who are partners and at the same time put it at a vantage position to continue to open more Filling Stations across the country.

NP-SL Ltd has maintained a good business relationship with its numerous customers right across the sub-region where it exists and most have confessed that they are realizing optimum satisfaction in dealing with NP. The company deals with individuals and various sectors of society, always ensuring that its various petroleum products are available and are sold at affordable prices. This keen symbiotic relationship with its customers has been paying huge dividends, always resulting in a win-win situation, making NP-SL Ltd very endearing to all and sundry.

The regulatory institution of the different petroleum companies in the country, the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), has lauded NP-SL Ltd for its efficient service delivery everywhere it is operating.

The company is also known for offering Sierra Leoneans affordable NP Gas Cookers of various sizes, which are safe and very friendly to use. NP Gas cookers could be purchased at all their filling stations across the country and the very gas is also sold to replenish those that have been used.

When we talk of the steady and effective implementation of the Local Content Policy, NP-SL Ltd stands out tall as it is truly has 100% indigenes, particularly in Sierra Leone, as workers. This is one of the factors that have made the company to be a success story.

The company’s result-oriented managerial team will definitely and sustainably continue to put NP-SL Ltd at the top.

NP-SL Ltd. is doing exceptionally well in all the countries it is functioning and indeed there are prospects for further expansion.

It can therefore be justifiably asserted that the National Petroleum Limited is the country’s reliable fuel provider as it always ensures that its stockpile is always at an appreciable level.

Various tests to determine quality and standard indicate that customers of National Petroleum-SL products say they have never had cause to grumble about the products.

It should be noted that customer care is one key element to the success of the National Petroleum Sierra Leone (NP-SL).

Another most important feature of NP-SL is its smart cards which customers can use to make transactions very easily and conveniently. A customer only needs to credit the NP Smart Card and he or she can then use it to purchase fuel without using physical cash. It is safe and convenient according to what was understood.

The public’s recognition of the invaluable contributions of the company both to its numerous customers across the country and to national development has seen it bag meritorious awards from different national and international organizations.

The company always ensured that petroleum products are always available, thereby preventing shortages that could create shocks in many quarters. The level of confidence which overseas business partners have reposed in the company has made it possible for it to enter into payment agreements thereby keeping the demand and supply chain open and running.

Indeed, it goes without saying that competent managerial prowess has indeed keep NP-SL Ltd up and running.


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