Former BOST MD allegedly hospitalized with High Blood Pressure

Former Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company Limited, Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng, has been reportedly hospitalized for high Blood Pressure following his June 5 sacking.

According to a report sighted by on, the former Managing Director of the company took ill following an increase in is blood levels.

Mr Alfred Obeng, has since his sacking, been in and out of the hospital a couple of times for treatment of High Blood pressure. He has reportedly been hospitalized again.

The former MD of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company was sent home without any reason provided by the government. However, it has been alleged that his sacking was due to suspected mismanagement and bad press.

His dismissal letter was signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante dated June 5, 2018.

In his stead, the government appointed Mr. George Mensah Okley to take over the company which took effect from Friday, 8 June giving Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng was therefore given up to Friday, June 8, to hand over to the newly-appointed Managing Director.

Mr Obeng’s time with BOST was marred by heavy criticism after the selling of 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to two unlicensed companies, Movepiina and Zup Oil. The move was alleged to have cost the state some GHc 7 million in revenue.

After the sale, some individuals and institutions, including the Minority in Parliament and the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) called for the dismissal of the BOST MD.

Investigations conducted by state investigative agencies into the transactions however cleared Mr. Obeng of any wrongdoing whatsoever in the transaction.

He was subsequently accused this year, by Consumer Group, COPEC of selling crude oil to another Company, BB Energy, at discounted prices causing financial loss to the state.

Mr. Obeng subsequently sued COPEC boss Duncan Amoah for defamation following publications that Mr Obeng had used third parties to death-threaten Mr Amoah.

He later sued NDC communicator, Sammy Gyamfi, for calling him a ‘thief’ on Adom TV.

Notably, Mr Obeng has since his sacking, issued a statement of appreciation to the President for the opportunity to serve in government.

Source: Ghana Web

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