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01 July 2017

BOST scandal: Workers agitation over ‘biased C’tee’ must be looked into – Nana Fredua

A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Fredua Agyeman says the argument for the Ministerial committee to be reviewed as being demanded by the Unionized workers of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Ltd(BOST) should be addressed if indeed there is the tendency for the committee to be biased in its investigations.

The Ministry of Energy has set up an 8-member ministerial committee to investigate circumstances under which large quantities of contaminated fuel were allegedly released by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Limited to private companies for distribution.

This comes after allegations that BOST has discharged five million litres of dirty oil onto the market after selling the consignment to Movenpiina Limited.

However, the Unionized workers of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited(BOST) are strongly against the Energy Minister’s move of setting up an 8-member committee to investigate the sale of off-spec fuel by BOST, arguing that the committee may be biased.

The workers are therefore calling for the dissolution of the committee saying its composition is not representative enough to do a good job.

Addressing a Press conference Thursday, Godfred Newton Amoah, General secretary of the union stated that the biased composition of the committee is only made up of industry players in the Petroleum downstream sector who seriously wants BOST out of business, thereby expressing fears of a tainted outcome of such probe.

“We also want to state that the biased composition of the just set-up ministerial committee which involves the very industry players i.e the BDCs and the OMCs who wants BOST out of business may have the tendency of depriving the vast majority of  Ghanaians from enjoying competitive price in Petroleum downstream.

Commenting on the development on Agoo TV’s Yensempa Morning Show, Nana Fredua said the Minister must take steps to plug the loopholes that will deny Ghanaians credible outcome of the investigations on the BOST scandal.

“On the face of it I think it is a fair argument. It sounds right to me that it is likely there would be some rivalry between them and therefore it’s logic for them to agitate for a review of the committee probing the matter. Because at the end of the day, we should be able to get to the bottom of the matter and not  derail the efforts of a credible investigation on the matter,” he argued.

He adds the issue at stake must be looked into dispassionately  and devoid of any politicization.

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