July 6, 2017

The Minority in Parliament has expressed worry over cover-up attempts by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), as it calls for the dissolution of the committee formed by the Energy Minister to investigate sale of contaminated fuel by Bulk Oil Storage Transport (BOST) Company Limited.

In a hurried organized press conference addressed by the Minority leader, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu in Parliament noted “it is a very uncharacteristic development in our Country for the BNI to call for dissolution of the committee set up by the energy Minister”.

The move he said was a gargantuan cover-up to prevent the sun to shine on a national interest matter which is of concern to the average Ghanaian.

He expressed worry that the National Petroleum Authority`s (NPA) lack of knowledge of BOST`s decision to dispose contaminated fuel to unregistered entity is an issue of concern.

The Tamale South MP urged the BNI to share with Ghanaians what they have investigated that they are not aware off.

He pointed out that the Minority is aware of an internal turf between the Energy Ministry and other agencies within government leading to the turn of event which is unacceptable.

“If the President means well in fighting corruption he should not be seen supporting any cover-up rather allow the Minister`s committee to proceed with the full investigation” Mr Haruna stated.

The Minority have indicated its readiness to provide further and better particulars to the developing issue on the sale of contaminated fuel in due time.

In an earlier Press conference, the Minority called for the interdiction of the Managing Director of BOST Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com