Ask BOST MD to step aside – Agyarko urged
The Member of Parliament for Bongo and a member of the Energy Committee of Parliament, Edward Bawa, has indicated that the committee set up by Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko to probe the contaminated fuel saga at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) is a step in the right direction, but the Managing Director of BOST must be made to stand down.
According to him, after the announcement of the establishment of the committee, the BOST MD, Alfred Obeng, has made several comments in the media which are likely to undermine the work of the committee hence should be made to step aside.
The Energy Minister has set up a committee to probe the alleged sale of contaminated fuel onto the market by BOST
Speaking on this development on TV3’s New Day on Saturday July 1, Mr Bawa said: “I think the minister took the right decision by constituting a committee. If you look at the institutions that are supposed to be part of this committee, it is fantastic: you have the regulator, you have the BDCs. However, we have challenge here, and it was one of the things that the minority spoke about – about the continued presence of the MD at the premises of BOST.
“If the committee will have to do any good job they need people from BOST to volunteer information as to what they know about the transaction. They will need documentation to be able to do this, but if you have an MD who after the setting up of the committee is going round making statements, it will undermine the work of the committee.
“If you are an MD and you have done something untoward and a committee is set up by your superiors, what business do you have going round talking? If you have a story to tell, wait and tell the committee.
“But if you have a situation where the MD is hopping around, it means that you are undermining the integrity of the findings of the committee. That is why we are saying that he just step aside and if he is exonerated he should come back and take the job.”