A group calling itself Centre for Public Interest and Democratic Peace,led by the Executive Director, Alex Abaka Jacobs has called on president of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to to sack Mr George Mensah Okley,MD Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited(BOST) and his head of finance, Mr John Kojo Arkoful with immediate effect.
According to the group, the duo are involved in a scandalous transaction between BOST and Springfield Energy Company Limited in the matter of BOST’s indebtedness to Springfield Energy.
Mr Abaka added that the president silence on the recent expose’ of the high magnitude of corruption perpetuated by the current managing director and the head of finance of BOST to the tune of GH 14.4 million (equivalent to USD 3 million ) has been creating doubt in the minds of of most well meaning Ghanaians as to whether indeed the president is serious about his assurance to fight corruption in Ghana.
He is of the view that every well meaning Ghanaian and civil society organisations built on integrity and national interest should be worried about the current development in the country because if whistle blowers risk to bring such fraudulent and scandalous transaction out and it turned out to be kept under the carpet, eventually they will be discouraged from exposing future corrupt practices.
“Let Springfield boldly go to the court, prove their case in accordance with the law and let the court deliver its judgement of which BOST will then have the option of satisfying the judgement or if it is unhappy challenge the judgement up” he quizzed.
In conclusion Mr Alex Abaka Jacobs pleaded with president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to authorised security agencies such as EOCO,BNI,and CID of Ghana Police Service to retrieve the money from Springfield Energy.