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Investigations to interdict BOST boss or not underway

Contaminated fuel has generated controversy, resulting in the setting up of the committee

The Ministry of Energy has set up an eight-member investigative committee to unravel circumstances that led to the release of 5 million litres of off-spec fuel by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited (BOST).

The committee is expected to recommend, among others, whether the Managing Director of BOST, Alfred Obeng Boateng, should be interdicted.

Mr Boateng has been accused of endorsing the release of the contaminated fuel via his private companies.

The committee is also to determine the circumstances that created the off-spec product.

The committee has 30 days within which to complete work, according to TV3’s Rabiu Alhassan, who was at the unveiling of the committee.

Among members of the committee are representatives of National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (C-BOD) and Energy Commission.

The committee is expected to, at the end of the day, advise the Ministry on the necessary technical, administrative and legal action to be taken.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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