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28 June 2017

Arrest those behind sale of contaminated fuel in market- Energy Expert tells minority

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The Minority in Parliament has been tasked to immediately probe and arrest those behind the sale of the alleged contaminated fuel in the market.

According to Energy expert, Kojo Poku, the allegation by the minority does not add up because they fail to provide evidence to support their claim.

Five million litres of fuel product was declared off-spec after going through an in-house technical assessment and a laboratory test by the Tema Oil Refinery.

It followed what BOST termed as “human error” which led to the contamination of the product which is said to have resulted in Ȼ7 million loss of revenue to the state.

However, the Minority led by a former Energy Minister Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah said the “financial loss estimated at GHS 14.25 million be retrieved by surcharging the offending officials at BOST in line with the recent Supreme Court decision.”

BOST in a statement dated June 27, 2017 said the Minority is resorting to propaganda to divert attention.

“The Minority’s assertion that the MD of BOST should be interdicted is baseless and unfounded. It is a political plan to divert the new MD’s attention from dealing with the rot of his predecessor, Mr. Kingsley Kwame Awuah-Darko, which has left BOST with a debt close to $300,000,000.”

However, commenting on the issue, Mr Kojo Poku believes there is no contaminated fuel in the market and therefore urged members of the opposition party to stop creating fear and panic.

“Minority’s conduct is just a ploy to tarnish the hard earned image of the current MD because if they have evidence that indeed there is a contaminated fuel in market, then they should provide evidence and arrest those behind and stop creating fear and panic” he said on Accra based Neat FM.

 

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