Mahama gov’t pocketed over ¢22 million BOST cash – Majority reveals

Mahama gov’t pocketed over ¢22 million BOST cash – Majority reveals

- NDC is said to have received the cash through the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah

They say the CEO also rented a property at the cost of $310,000 and engaged a consultant on a $50,000 salary

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP), side of Members of Parliament, has accused the former CEO of BOST Kwame Awuah Darko, of dubiously transferring some “unexplained amount” of cash into the then, Mahama-NDC government’s chest through the former Chief of Staff.

Mahama gov’t pocketed over ¢22 million BOST cash – Majority reveals

Former CEO of BOST, Kwame Awuah Darko

According to the majority in parliament, the said amount of cash range between ¢2.5million and ¢3.5million which the transaction was effected twice every month between October 2015 to June 2016.

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The NPP MP for Odotobri Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi, flanked by the Majority leader Osei-Kyei Bonsu, told journalists in a press conference that, the former CEO, Awuah Darko besides the dubious payment to the NDC-Mahama government also engaged a financial consultant on a $50,000 salary for 36 months.

The Majority MPs also revealed that, the Mahama-NDC appointee also rented a $310,000 residential property at the Airport residential area at the expense of the state (BOST), but the house was kept under lock and key and was never used.

The Odotobri legislator, at the press conference insisted that, the NPP is not only demanding investigations into the 5million litres of contaminated fuel saga but calling for a forensic, ‘high-profile’ investigations into the entire operations of BOST since there is more rot to uncover under the former CEO.

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Mahama gov’t pocketed over ¢22 million BOST cash – Majority reveals

Majority leader, Osei-Kyei Bonsu

Hon. Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi in his address justified the NPP’s demand for an investigations by reading out a list of ‘scandalous’ transactions at BOST under the tenure of the former CEO.

“If BOST were a private enterprise will the owners subject it to such abuse?” We on the Majority side suspects there has been a lot more rot at BOST under the past NDC administration,” he insisted.

The MP also submitted that, call for investigations should get the nod from the Minority as well who have earlier made similar calls for investigations.

The Minority NDC fired salvos at the NPP government few days ago,calling for the immediate interdiction of the current BOST CEO Alfred Obeng Boateng.

Led by the former Energy minister Armah Kofi Buah, who is the Minority’s spokesperson on Energy, the NDC faulted the BOST CEO for cutting shady deals in the 5million litres of contaminated fuel saga.

The Minority among other things accused the CEO of doing business with unlicensed companies – Zup Oil and Movenpiina. They also accused Mr. Obeng Boateng of causing financial loss to the state which they estimated at GHS 14.25 million.

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