Politics of Monday, 10 July 2017
Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) should legally back their claims suggesting Managing Director (MD) of the state-owned Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) Company Limited, Alfred Obeng Boateng by extension BOST needed to require licenses before it can sell an off-spec fuel.
According to Hon. Alexander Afenyo Markins, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker for Effutu Constituency, the NDC minority parliamentarians have created impressions suggesting the MD did not follow due processes in selling contaminated fuel to private business firm, Movenpiina.
“The minority created impression the whole world that the BOST MD supervised contamination of fuel and that has sold same to his cronies and benefitted from same”, Hon. Afenyo Markins stated on Joy FM’s Newsfile.
“When you have a desperate opposition party and the minority will not take its time to act with consistency to check it facts such is the result of confusion”.
According to him, claims that the embattled MD of BOST did not follow the laid down procedures before selling the five million litres of contaminated fuel worth GHS7 million allegedly causing financial lost to the state is baseless.
He explains that as established in the BNI’s report, MD has broken no law and also has nothing to do with the purchase of the off-spec fuel as being alleged by the minority MPs.
“I have read every all the articles regulating the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and I want the minority NDC to show me where it says we needed a required licenses before selling off-spec fuel”, the private legal practitioner thrown a challenge out.
But a former Deputy Minister of Energy and current MP for Yapei-Kusawgu Hon. John Abdullah Jinapor who happens to be on the show insists the MD Alfred Obeng Boateng did not do the right thing.
“You cannot explain it out. …you cannot equalize and it cannot be justified by any stretch of imagination”, the former deputy minister insisted.