Investigate BOST officials over contaminated fuel sale-ACEP

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) is suggesting to the Akufo-Addo’s government to investigate officials of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) involved in the sale of contaminated fuel.

ACEP in a statement argued that due diligence was not done during the sale of the off spec- products to the oil marketing companies.

This, it called on the Head of BOST Alfred Obeng to step aside immediately to allow independent enquiry into the matter.

“The government should conduct a full-scale investigation into the sale of the off-spec product to establish the validity or otherwise of the transaction and provide sanctions to those found to have misconducted themselves. The Head of BOST should step aside immediately to allow the independent enquiry to occur unimpeded,’ it said.

But the Executive Secretary of the Chamber, Duncan Amoah is calling on government to punish BOST officials involved in the deal.

“For most vehicles the moment you put such products into it, the vehicle will refuse to move altogether so indeed it  is pointless to every vehicle so as it stands now we cannot even authenticate that 421,000 liters that went out of BOST depots between Monday and Wednesday last week  have indeed returned, not a litre have returned,’ he said.

By: Ghana/