President Akufo-Addo’s Fight Against Corruption Must Start With BOST

Corruption is an old age problem that cannot be fought with mere rrhetorics, neither can it be fought by clearing members of your government anytime allegations of corruption are brought up against them.

President Akufo-Addo, created a monster, whose daily decisions are geared towards bringing his administration down.

Nana Addo’s effort at fighting corruption will be incomplete until the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) company is brought to book.

No president or leader anywhere in a serious clime can turn a blind eye to the mismanagement and maladministration that is happening at BOST.

The president anywhere he goes, talks about his desire and commitment to fight corruption, but he is suffering from selective amnesia and has since taking office cleared his appointees of any allegation of corruption, even before commencing any investigations.

The first task for the special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, who has been touted as the panacea to the fight against corruption, should be to look into the activities of BOST.

The contaminated fuel that was sold to an unlicensed company was swept under the carpet, the five member committee that was set up to investigate the issue, almost a year now, has not held its first meeting.

The president when he met the press earlier this year cleared the BOST Managing Director of any wrong doing, when he knew full well that, a committee has been set up to investigate the matter.

His endorsement of the activities of Alfred Obeng, is what had emboldened him to sell another 1.8million litres of crude oil to another unlicensed company.

His cup is full and must be made to answer for his decisions, which is costing Ghana millions of Cedis.

Reading through the charges brought against Dr. Stephen Opuni, former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD and two others, include awarding a contract to an unlicensed company to supply fertilizer.

What is good for the goose, it is said Is good for the gander, Alfred Obeng, has on two occasions sold our crude, whether contaminated or not to two unlicensed companies, what is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General waiting for until she drags him to court.

When you serve Akufo-Addo, you can be corrupt and get away with it, that is the message we are being told.

But as the Americans say, what goes around comes around, the day of reckoning awaits all of us.





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