04 July 2017

Gov’t, BNI covering up BOST rot – Minority

The NDC Minority caucus has accused the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) of an attempt to shield persons indicted in the alleged rot at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST).

The minority says it smells a bizarre twist to the matter after the BNI exonerated  embattled Managing Director of BOST, Alfred Obeng Boateng of any wrongdoing when it took over the investigations into the matter.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu told a Press conference Tuesday it will not relent in exposing the alleged rot at BOST.

“There is a very bizarre and uncharacteristic developments in our country today that we are being told that the BNI is acting in a manner that we don’t only smell, but we can sense a cover up in respect of the matter of the selling of contaminated oil by BOST which matter bothers on fraud, corruption and abuse of office. We are aware that the Ministry of Energy has set up a committee to investigate the matter,” he said.

The Minority contends if the BNI is indeed asking for dissolution of that committee set up by the energy Minister to look into the matter, then  “that can only be a gargantuan cover up on a matter which is fraudulent and we believe that this action of the BNI can only be sowing the seed of corruption in our country and also allowing and preventing sunshine on matters that are of public interest.”

Mr Iddrisu adds: “The mere selling of contaminated oil matter to motorists, the mere admission of the regulator, the NPA to the extent that they were unaware and they had not licensed a particular entity also raises major issues as to which entity, registered or not registered that the state should be dealing with. The BNI would have to come public to share with us what they have investigated and what their findings are and not just a mere statement to the effect that the Minister should dissolve his committee.”

Haruna Iddrisu further noted that the investigations by the ministerial committee should be unhindered calling on the President to justify his cause to stop corruption in the country.

“We are already aware of an internal turf between the ministry and other players within government. This recent development, we find unacceptable and therefore if the president means well in fighting corruption, he should not be seen supporting any cover up and must allow the ministerial committee to proceed henceforth with full investigation of the matter and report publicly or they may as well say that they are not interested in any other matter of public interest,” Haruna Iddrisu added.

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