Management of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited has rejected claims of importing manganese-laden fuel under the government’s Gold-for-Oil Policy.
BOST was responding to allegations that it had imported manganese-laden gasoline into the market under the Gold-for-Oil policy.
The statement which was issued on Monday, November 27, said “We wish to state unequivocally that, we have not imported any product under the policy which is off the specifications per the regulations of the National Petroleum Authority and the product specifications of the Ghana Standard Authority.
“We, therefore, implore the public to disregard the claims of our detractors regarding the importation of manganese-laden fuel.”
According to BOST, it has so far imported twenty-three cargoes under the policy, and none has failed the ‘quality test as carried out by the Ghana Standard Authority.
It also assured the public that the issue would be investigated.
“Grant the regulatory authority of the petroleum downstream the time and space to investigate the exact source of the said product and also to tighten the regime to clamp out the room for the importation of potentially problematic products onto the market,” BOST said in its statement.
“We shall continue to import products from safe sources without compromising on quality standards and leverage the volumes to serve the market at reasonable prices to beat down the cost of living in the country.”
Read the full statement below