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Gov’t reviews BOST operations to end fuel contamination

  • SOURCE: Starrfm online | Editor
  • Government has set up a committee to review the operations of BOST aimed at ending the recurring contamination of fuel.

    Announcing the establishment of the committee Tuesday at a news conference, the Minister of Energy Boakye Agyarko said the committee will be led by a Chemical Engineering expert and it is expected to deliver its recommendations in two weeks.

    The move by government was necessitated by reports of contamination of large volumes of fuel through preventable accidents – the latest being the sale of 5 million liters of contaminated fuel by BOST to two unlicensed companies—Movenpiina and ZupOil which has created controversy.

    Addressing the news conference, Mr Agyarko said the ministry is “extremely concerned with the contamination of large volumes of products [fuel] through preventable accidents. Our focus now must be on taking all the necessary steps and actions to ensure that this is brought to an immediate end.”

    “The ministry is therefore asking Dr Lawrence Darkwa, head of the chemical engineering department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and acknowledged experts in the field to lead the committee to consult all relevant stakeholders to review the entire operations of BOST,” he added.

    Although a Ministerial Committee is investigating the matter, details of a BNI probe put out Tuesday July 4, 2017 acquitted the MD of BOST, Alfred Obeng Boateng of any wrongdoing, with the transaction declared valid.

     

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