Why Sack The Deputy Sports Minister, NSA Boss And Borad Chair And Still Keep The BOST Boss At Post

The double standard being exhibited by President, Nana Akufo-Addo, is hypocritical to say the least.

The animal farm governance that Ghanaians are being subjected to by this administration, if not checked, would plunge this country into crisis.

For the first time in the life of this administration, the president, decided to crack the whip, when news broke that, over Sixty (60) Ghanaians, who claimed to be journalists were arrested by Australian authorities and deported to Ghana for allegedly making attempts to enter Australia by false pretence in the 21st Commonwealth Games.

So far more than three officials have fallen on the dagger of the president. The deputy Sports Minister, Pius Hadzide, is the first high profile government officials, to have been given the sack.

Pius did not go down alone; he took with him, the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), as well as board chairman of the NSA.

The decision to suspend these people according to a press release from the Jubilee House, was based on preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some sixty (60) Ghanaians in Australia.

While, we commend the president for acting swiftly when the issue broke, we wish to register our displeasure at the presidency for not taking the same action when the Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST), contaminated fuel saga broke.

There is no gain restating the fact, as the issue was widely discussed and people expected the president to act by showing the Managing director of BOST the exit.

The president instead, even before the committee that was set up by the Energy Minister, could finished its work, when he met the press cleared the MD of BOST of any wrong doing.

This public show of support by the president, was what emboldened him to sell another 1.8 million barrels of crude oil to BB Energy at knock down price.

Someone, who has caused financial loss to the state, is still at post and people, who brought embarrassment and shame to the nation, are rather being shown the exit.

It is indeed unpardonable for us to operate a system that reward others for committing worse crimes, while punishing others for misdemeanor.

As a nation, we must put in place measures that will ensure people with doubtful moral and academic pedigree, do not have access to holding office, whether as workers or elected office holders.

Without any iota of ambiguousness, we are calling on the president to take a decision on the BOST MD, Alfred Obeng, as he has done in the case of the Sports Ministry.

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