- Kennedy Agyapong believes some NPP members are taking advantage of the BOST scandal for their own gains
- He said he has told the BOST MD to prove his innocence and walk away, else the matter would interfere with his personal life
Kennedy Ohene-Agyapong, the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has disclosed that the current contaminated fuel saga is a scheme to bring down the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport boss.
According to him, there are some NPP members that have called on 800 companies to partner with BOST, in an attempt to wear down the CEO, Alfred Obeng Boateng, so he is forced to leave his position.
Mr. Agyapong said this scheme by the NPP members which is aided by some members of the National Democratic Congress, is because the BOST MD who is also an NPP financier has stopped giving in to their requests.
The Assin Central MP therefore stated that he is fully supporting Mr. Obeng Boateng, who he claims is innocent of the allegations leveled at him.
Earlier this week, it was reported that BOST had knowingly sold about 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Energy, which caused the state to lose close to GHC 7 million.
The issue of the contaminated fuel was detected through an in-house assessment at the Tema Oil Refinery, which was described as 'human error' by the BOST management.
Remarking further on the issue, Mr. Agyapong stated: "NPP People are seriously undermining Alfred Obeng because they want his position, a son of a member of the Council of State is going round claiming the job of new BOST MD.
Instead of some NPP members working hard and helping the government to ensure the development of the country so that we can all reap the benefits, people are rather scrambling for positions for their personal gains.”
Mr. Alhassan Tampuli, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the NPA said, while the authority was still monitoring the situation, their investigations reveal the fuel is not yet in circulation.
He said the Authority wanted to reassure the public that reports of contaminated fuel already being sold were inaccurate, hence there was no need for panic.
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