‘Mafia’ in oil sector covering up dirty fuel saga – Duncan Amoah
The Executive Director of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers of Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah said some powerful state actors are doing their possible best to hide the rot at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST).
Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM, he said those actors who are popularly referred to as ‘mafias’ are doing their possible best to hide the rot at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST).
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) sold 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to two unlicensed oil marketing companies.
However, Amoah said that all evidence showed that BOST was irresponsible in agreeing to sell off the product.
“Every step of the decision, there are questions to be answered. It leaves you a bit sad that the real truth is being covered; the real substance of the matter is being shielded from public discussion.”
“[There has been] several instances where NPA will arrest some of these illegal fuel dealers and by close of day, some big people in big places will call that you should release those trucks. It is a mafia.”
“They know all the facts on the ground, unfortunately, there are some so-called bigger man, bigger hands.”
He also alleged that there were many illegal facilities in Tema dealing in the contaminated fuel but nothing could be done about them due to the influence of some top government officers.
“…in BOST arriving at the 5 million litres contaminated, how it got contaminated, some of us suspect strongly that there were insider hands who were looking to give business to outsiders,” he said.
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