Former BOST boss 'stole' state funds to purchase properties in South Africa- Wontumi

Former BOST boss 'stole' state funds to purchase properties in South Africa- Wontumi

- Chairman Wontumi has alleged that the former BOST director 'stole' money from the institution

- He claims Awuah-Darko used the money to acquire properties in South Africa, where he is currently vacationing

- He has called for the BNI to begin an investigation into Awuah-Darko

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Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has alleged the former director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport agency, Kwame Awuah-Darko, embezzled fund for the state institution to acquire properties in South Africa.

Former BOST boss used stolen cash to purchase properties- Wontumi

Kwame Awuah-Darko

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According to the chairman, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, the current scandal that has rocked the BOST institution is due to the activities conducted during Mr. Awuah-Darko's tenure.

According to a Peace FM report, the chairman alleged that the former BOST director had cost the state about $300 million, and should be immediately investigated by the Bureau of National Investigation.

"One Fred Ayakwa and Obeng Yeboah are still general managers at BOST. They are NDC members who are there to sabotage. Although NPP is ruling, these individuals are still at post with the aim to undermine the government. We are aware of Obeng Yeboah’s fraudulent activities which led to his dismissal from the company by the current BOST boss," Chairman Wontumi added.

The NPP chairman said Awuah-Darko was currently enjoying life in South Africa, and the government should demand his return to answer for his alleged crimes.

Meanwhile, reports emerging indicate over 2 million litres of contaminated fuel have been sold to another unlicensed firm by Movenpiina Energy, the company at the center of the BOST saga.

According to Starr FM's report, the transaction was conducted two weeks before Movenpiina Energy sold its consignment to Zupoil.

The BOST institution has been the center of media reports following the alleged sale of about 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Energy.

It was reported BOST had at their premises, 5 million litres of an off-spec product, which is alleged to have resulted from an accidental discharge of gasoline into a diesel storage tank which already contained some diesel sometime in January 2017.

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