The chief executive officer of Ghana chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors Senyo K. Hosi has unveiled the incompetency of the National Petroleum Authority NPA and the government of Ghana in blocking both petroleum product and revenue leakages.
It was at the National Petroleum Authority’s downstream colloquium 2018 edition at Kenpisky here in Accra that Senyo Hosi surprised everybody. The program which was schedule between an hours of 8:30 am and 5:00pm was in sections of different panel discussions.
It was the fourth panel section made up of five member panel including Ghana Revenue Authority official, most dignitaries present were reps from oil companies together with the senior minister Mr. yaw Osafo Marfo and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Hassan Tanpuli.
It took the Senior Minister, the CEO of NPA and other participant by surprise when Senyo Hosi broke silence during questions and answers time, and drawn all attention to the rot at the oil sector and how possible it is for authorities to curb smuggling of petroleum products and its revenue leakage but rather look unconcern.
This section of this panel discussion is ‘close to not necessary, all the thieves are here’ Senyo Hosi said, though his statement seemed harsh, he was able to explanation himself vividly to gain some rounds of applauds. The people who are culprit to this problem and those with power to prosecute are here, Hosi was referring to government officials, politicians and public office holders present.
According to Seny Hosi, the National Petroleum Authority has a list of all the thieves and institutions who have one way or the other flouted directives but no action has been taken, it was amazing that the CEO of NPA could not debunk the allegation.
Mr. Hosi reiterated that he has led a crew to a place where dealers mix fuel with contaminated substances, also where fuel is smuggled to other neighboring countries but authorities are silence on them.
He proposed that issues pertaining revenue leakages and fuel smuggling need to be discussed by a nonpartisan and independent body but not government and leaders of the oil institutions because they have all the necessary information to prosecute but have refused