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BNI clears embattled BOST MD

  • POSTED ON: July 5, 2017
  • SOURCE: Starrfm online
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The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and national security have cleared the MD of the Bulk Oil and Storage Transport (BOST) Alfred Obeng Boateng of any wrongdoing in the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina.

According to the Energy Ministry, the eight-member committee will still go ahead to probe the circumstances surrounding the deal.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra Tuesday, the Ministry said the committee will not probe allegations that have been responded to already by the BNI and National Security.

The Ministry has also denied claims of cover up by the Minority in Parliament, assuring it will pursue the case to its logical conclusion.

Mr. Obeng has come under intense pressure to resign following the exposé that BOST had sold 5 million liters of contaminated fuel to two unlicensed companies, Zup Oil and Movenpiina Oil.

The majority in Parliament on Friday described calls for Mr. Obeng’s resignation as misplaced. At a press conference Friday June 30, 2017, addressed by Emmanuel Gyamfi, acting chairman for the Energy Committee of Parliament, the Majority dismissed the interdiction call by the Minority as unwarranted.

He said the 5 million litres contaminated fuel was detected January 18, 2017, some 11 days after swearing in of President Akufo-Addo and that Mr Boateng was not in office then.

Per investigations by BOST management before Mr. Boateng took over, it was established that the contamination of the fuel was a human error and that four staff who were in charge of operations then were interdicted, said Mr. Gyamfi.

Hence, Mr. Boateng cannot be faulted for the contaminated oil saga, he added.

 

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