The Board of Directors (BoD) of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has refuted the allegations of mismanagement made by the General Transport and Petroleum Chemical Workers Union (GTPCWU).
The GTPCWU has accused the board of mismanaging BOST.
They among other things opposed the proposed lease deal with Torentco Asset Management Group.
The Union’s National Chairman, Bernard Owusu speaking on the issue said “The Board of Tema Oil Refinery has exhibited some sort of incompetent attitude that we have been complaining about for the past 18 months, and it seems like authorities are not adhering to our call. A board that has been instituted for almost 2 years, has not been able to get a very genuine partner to take over the affairs of the refinery to ensure that the refinery runs smoothly”.
But reacting to these issues, the board said it “condemns in no uncertain terms, the allegations levelled against it in the media on 4th October 2023 by the TOR PMSU of GTPCWU and the TOR Divisional Union of GTPCWU.
“The Board also takes serious exception to the threats issued and treats the act with all the disdain they deserve.
“The plain insults and calling of names by executives of the Union of GTPCWU is a dent in the hard-won reputation of the distinguished members of the Board. It has exposed them to public ridicule and contempt,” TOR BoD added.
“Describing the Board as incompetent by the Union of GTPCWU is therefore an affront to their very dignity and must be treated with contempt. This notwithstanding, the Board has taken the allegations seriously and has commenced investigations to ascertain the circumstances leading to the media reports and will take whatever appropriate action is required to clear its reputation,” the BoD added.
“We ask for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve the situation as quickly and fairly as possible,” it added.
Read the full statement below