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Politics of Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Source: 3 News

Akufo-Addo complicit in BOST contaminated oil saga – NDC alleges

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of complicity in the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited’s scandal of 2017.

Launching its corruption tracker at the weekly press briefing in Accra, the Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, said despite a committee’s report on the corruption scandal, President Akufo-Addo has refused to act on it.

In 2017, a committee tasked to investigate the Movenpina-Zup oil contaminated fuel saga described the involvement of the former management of BOST in the incident as criminal.

The NDC says a new Mahama administration in 2021 will prosecute all officials found guilty in the report.

Speaking at the launch in Accra on Monday, June 8, 2020, Sammy Gyamfi outlined some alleged scandals in the said the tracker will help Ghanaians appreciate how corruption within the Akufo-Addo government is denying them of basic needs.

He said "As a responsible opposition with the responsibility of keeping government on its toes, the NDC is today embarking on a corruption tracker series to track the status of the countless cases of corruption we have witnessed under the Akufo-Addo government in the last three and half years. Scandals which have occasioned huge financial losses to the state and robbed Ghanaians of the developments they were promised in the year 2016."