Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has charged government to sack the Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng.
Their call is following a reports that BOST, last week, took a highly insensitive decision to offload 5miilion litres of highly contaminated fuel and fuel products onto the Ghanaian market to be sold to the unsuspecting public.
Read the full statement.
ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL EQUITY AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY-ASEPA
SACK BOST MD, RECALL ALL CONTAMINATED FUEL FROM THE MARKET
Last week, BOST took a highly insensitive decision to offload 5miilion litres of highly contaminated fuel and fuel products onto the Ghanaian market to be sold to the unsuspecting public.
Apart from the damages these contaminated products can cause to automobile engines and other machineries,We cannot ignore the environmental risk of such fuel on our market.
Now what ASEPA cannot fathom is the poor justification if this act of cruelty by the MD of BOST.
Apart from selling the product to an affiliate company at a treacherous amount, His shear neglect of due diligence and seemingly lack of understanding of the oil sub sector and it’s implications for eventual users has been very much evident.
A couple of days ago COPEC issued a statement calling for a recall of these contaminated fuel from our markets,but as it stands now no attempt has been made by the MD of BOST to recall the over 5million highly contaminated petrol and diesel products.
Now what we want is an action from the government.
We want the president to out rightly recall the MD of BOST from his position and as a matter of urgency initiate investigations into the whole matter.
Ghanaians will want to know why amidst two other more viable options BOST decided to cheaply offload this huge risk unto Ghanaians.
Ghanaians will also want to know the relationship between the BOST MD and Movenpina the company the contaminated products were sold to,to make huge profits at the expense of Ghanaians safety.
The NPA as a regulator cannot be dead silence on this matter,NPA also needs to tell us their complicity or otherwise in this whole transaction and how they intend to help recall these products from our market.
It’s very unfortunate that so far we haven’t heard the position of government on this matter,the government should be protecting our interest and make sure that these companies don’t shortchange us.
In the united states an MD of a meat processing factory was sacked and over $1miilion dollars of meat was recalled from the market by the FDA for animal abuse.
Animal abuse,yes ridiculously yes,but in Ghana a BOST MD can release 5 million litres of contaminated fuel onto the market and he is still at post for over a week and not even a litre of the supposed contaminated fuel has been recalled from the market.
We cannot continue hold Ghanaians to ransom,the taxpayer pay taxes so the government can get the resources to protect his interest.
We will call for a nationwide demonstration if the BOST MD does not reisgn or get sacked by the president with the next few days.
At least the president needs to show he has absolute respect for Ghanaians and he will do anything to defend our interest.
Ministry of Energy & Petroleum
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