General News of Monday, 11 June 2018
Kennedy Agyepong, who has been on warpaths with his party for recent happenings, has revealed that he personally warned the dismissed Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng Boateng about his decision to accept the position when it was offered.
"I remember warning him against the BOST job. You have a big printing press and making huge sums of money… if you had heeded to my calls this nonsense some NPP people are doing to you will not have happened,” he disclosed.
Nonetheless, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand who cataloged a number of contributions made by Mr Boateng prior to the 2016 polls, had insisted he stay's back to clear his name since his refusal to do so might affect his public working record in the future.
According to him, it was necessary for the embattled MD of BOST to clear his name of allegations of supervising over the sale of the contaminated petroleum and resign afterward since elements within the party are pulling strings to bring him down but was only fired a week ago.
It would be recalled that five million litres of fuel product was declared off-spec after going through an in-house technical assessment and a laboratory test by the Tema Oil Refinery. It followed what BOST termed as “human error” which led to the contamination of the product which is said to have resulted in GH ¢7 million loss of revenue to the state.
Calls at the time were intensified for the immediate interdiction of Alfred Obeng Boateng because he is alleged to be complicit in the entire stinky deal.
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) however said the controversy over the sale of contaminated fuel is serving no purpose other than to distract from the financial rot overseen by the immediate past BOST Managing Director, Kingsley Kwame Awuah-Darko.
But the Assin Central Constituency lawmaker believes the instigation is from within the party Alfred Obeng Boateng is a member as some persons is to blame for his dismissal.
He has warned that this will begin processes of the NPP’s downfall if leaders fail to rise up in arms against the internal bickering and scheming.