The Executive Director of ISODEC, Dr. Steve Manteau, has called on the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) and other investigative bodies to investigate the allegations being levelled against the Boss of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company, Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng, by Mr Duncan Amoah of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC).
Speaking on an Accra- based Radio Station – Neat FM, he said Mr Duncan Amoah’s claim that Ghana lost about Ghc 23 million in revenue when 1.8 million barrels of crude oil was sold at a discount to an unlicensed company should not be treated the same way the controversial sale of five million litres of off-spec fuel by Mr Alfred Obeng, was handled by government.
According to him any back-room meddling in the matter would undermine the President’s anti-corruption mantra.
President Akufo-Addo is yet to clear the air on grievous allegations of abuse of contract processes to billions of cedis at BOST and other state institutions involving appointees of his administration. Mr Alfred Obeng is alleged to have circumvented extant procurement regulations in awarding series of contracts up to millions of dollars.