- Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has dismissed allegations of a cover-up due to BOST MD's exoneration by security agencies regarding the recent sale of "dirty" fuel
- He said his ministry would review regulations regarding the sale of contaminated oil
Energy Minister, Hon. Boakye Agyarko has dismissed claims of a government cover-up by parliament's Minority following reports that two state security agencies "exonerated" the current BOST MD from wrongdoing.
Over the last couple weeks a lot of hell has been raised over the sale of 5 million liters worth of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Company Limited, a private company registered here in Ghana. Subsequently, there's been a tirade of accusations from both sides of the political divide in an attempt to lay the blame for the contamination.
Caught in the center of this "storm" has been the current Managing Director (MD) of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited, Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng. Today Mr. Boateng has received vindication by way of a report by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National Security Secretariat clearing him from any wrongdoing in the entire scandal.
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The BOST MD's exoneration - being what it is - has gone down well with members of the main opposition, with parliament's Minority stating that the state scurity agencies' findings on Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng constitute a cover-up by government.
Now Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko, during a press conference on Tuesday, June 4th, 2017, responded to allegations of a cover up and said that the contaminated fuel in question has been fully accounted for and has not been released into the market.
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He stated that the "dirty" fuel was being quarantined in various depots and thus would not be a risk to the general public. He stated that his ministry would review regulations on the sale of contaminated product and in order to cut down such "accidents" of contaminated products.
He further stated that from now only registered and certified corporate entities designated to buy contaminated fuel would be allowed to purchase such products.
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