Despite a BNI report that is alleged to have cleared the MD of BOST of any wrong doing in the matter of the 5 million litres of contaminated oil, Ghanaians and civil society groups will not take the BNI serious and are resorting to the law courts.
Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa, a non-profit organisation based in Accra today dragged the Managing Director of BOST MR. Alfred Obeng Boateng and four others to court over the contaminated oil saga.
The plaintiff is seeking amongst other reliefs:
1. A declaration that the transaction for the disposal of the contaminated fuel
from the 1st Defendant acting through the 2nd Defendant to the 3rd and 4th
Defendants is illegal, unlawful and in clear violation of Section 16(2)(c) of thePublic Procurement Act, 2003(Act 663) as amended by the Public
Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914).
2. A declaration that the decision to single source the sale of the contaminated
fuel products to the 4th Defendant by the 2nd Defendant acting through the
3rd Defendant is in clear contravention of Section 35 and 40(1) of Public
Procurement Act, 2003, (Act 663) as amended by the Public Procurement
(Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914).
3. A declaration that the activities of the 4th and 5th Defendants in engaging in
downstream petroleum activities without licenses is in violation of Section 11
of the National Petroleum Authority Act, 2005 (Act 691).
4. An order of the Honourable Court setting aside the entire transaction on
grounds of illegality and fraud.
5. Costs, including the cost of legal representation.
6. Any other reliefs that this Honourable Court may deem fit.