BNI clears BOST MD of malpractice

BNI clears BOST MD of malpractice

- BOST MD has been cleared of malpractice by two of Ghana's foremost state security agencies

- Reports have it that the contamination occured prior to his assuming office on January 23rd, 2017

The BNI (Bureau of Naional Investigations) and the National Security Secretariat have clear the current BOST (Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation) Company Limited MD, Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng, of malpractice in connection to the sale of five million liters of contaminated oil to Movenpiina.

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BNI clears BOST MD of malpractice

Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng

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The finding comes after two of Ghana's foremost state security agencies, the BNI and the National Security Secretariat, initiated investigations over BOST's controversial sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Company Limited.

The state agencies found that Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng could not be found responsible for the contamination because he assumed office on January 23rd, 2017, while the product contamination occurred on January 18th, 2017.

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Furthermore, according to documents sighted by the BOST MD was found to have taken proper steps to address the issue in interdicting the officers involved in the contamination, and also setting up a six member committee to investigate the product contamination. The committee was chaired by the company's Head of Internal Auditing, Mr. Edmund Acquah.

Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng has allegedly received a draft copy of the committee's report pending the final report expected to be ready come July 7th, 2017.

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Addressing allegations of conflict of interests, the report states that Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng - after investigation - was found to be neither a Director or shareholder of Movenpiina Company Limited according to checks from the Registrar General's office. Furthermore, checks have revealed that neither his [Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng] contact details nor his address suggest that he is in anyway connected to Movenpiina limited.

On the question if selling the "dirty" oil was a sound decision, the report found that the decision to sell the product was sound since the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) was not refining products at the time. Coupled with the fact that TOR could not refine the product at the time, lab tests concluded that the product could not attain AGO (Diesel) grade quality by simply treating it.

According to's report, Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko will address the media upon receipt of the full report, and also make further announcement regarding the fate of the committee set up to probe the issue.

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