General News of Saturday, 1 July 2017
The Majority in Parliament has accused the Minority of causing unnecessary fear and panic and also misinforming the public on the BOST fuel contamination saga.
The Minority at a press conference Thursday, June 29, 2017, alleged that some quantities of the 5 million litres of petroleum product had found its way onto the local market and questioned the propriety of the sales of the product to unlicensed companies.
The Minority and the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) also revealed that the contamination was the first of such stature.
But the Majority at a press conference addressed by Member of Parliament for Odotobri, Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi Friday, said the Minority has been misinforming the public on the matter of the contamination of the fuel.
The Majority in what appeared to be an equalization stance accused the past Managing Director of BOST, Awuah Darko, of also supervising similar incidents during his tenure.
The Majority maintained until the findings of the eight-member ministerial committee set to investigate the matter is presented, the current MD of BOST, Alfred Obeng Boateng will not resign.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, for his part supported the Minority’s call for full-scale investigation into the matter.
He was however quick to say calls for the Managing Director of BOST to resign should be subject to the rules of the industry.
But the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, Duncan Amoah, speaking on the Gold Evening News questioned why the Majority did not expose the alleged rot at BOST under the former MD.
He insisted there is no justification for the release and sale of contaminated fuel to the public.