The Chairman of Communications Committee in Parliament, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, has indicated the NDC minority in parliament’s resolve to relentlessly hold the feet of the Akufo-Addo’s government to the fire of accountability.
According to him, the minority, under the leadership of the Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, since January 7, this year, has demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment in ensuring that the ruling NPP is constantly and in an unfettered manner held accountable to the good people of Ghana.
Speaking during the Radio Gold’s popular political show “Alhaji and Alhaji” in Accra over the weekend, Alhaji Fuseini, who is also the Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu Constituency in the Northern Region, revealed that the Akufo-Addo administration within six months after assumption of power has portrayed to Ghanaians that it has no iota of commitment to fight corruption, especially when those perpetrators of such acts are party members, who double also as financiers, hence the move by the NDC minority, guided by the spirit of truth and vigilance, has taken it upon itself to ensure that the high level of corruption that the Akufo-Addo government wants to inflict upon the people of Ghana would be exposed and exposed big time.
“Today, hardly a fortnight or so passes by without a scandal ever since this government assumed the reins of power. That’s why the Dagombas have a saying that if you know somebody in day time you don’t light touch to identify him in the night. Today, to accuse the New Patriotic Party, the Nana Addo/Bawumia government, to accuse them of lies, to accuse them of class indiscipline, unfettered corruption, class incompetence to make those allegations against them is like accusing a dog of barking. It happens all the time and it’s like the semblance of getting to normalcy,” he stated.
Commenting on the recent minority press conference exposing the massive corruption that was on going at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) involving the company’s current MD, Alfred Obeng Boateng, and Movepiina and Zup Oil, the legislator described the various transactions that ensued between the three entities as not only a blatant act of rot and corruption, but also crass lawlessness, where the laws of the country were broken with impunity with regard to the transactions from the issues of registration to the violation of the National Procurement Act.
BOST had been in the news for selling 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to two unlicensed companies, Movepiina and Zup Oil, which were allegedly set up few days before the sale, making Ghana to have lost about GHc7million in revenue.
The minority in an earlier press conference had called for the termination of the appointment of current managing director of BOST to help pave the way for a proper investigation into the matter.
The ranking member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Communication expressed satisfaction at the response of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) following the minority’s press conference authenticating many of the claims that the NDC minority made, including the facts about the registration and that Movepiina is not a licensed company.
“I am also happy that since our press conference the National Petroleum Authority has come out to authenticate many of the claims that we have made including the fact of the registration and that Movepiina is not a licensed company and has not been licensed with the NPA to do business in the downstream of the petroleum sector, let alone to even do business with BOST,” he intimated.
Alhaji Fuseini therefore questioned the commitment of the government in the pursuit of rule of law, peace, order and stability, if the country’s laws are made to be trampled upon by cronies and party financiers.
“So there is a crass illegality being perpetrated here because even if in our laws now people who even are not qualified to do business can enter the fray, what does it speak about the commitment of this government to ensure the pursuance of the rule of law, peace, order and stability, no doubt we have lawlessness escalating the length and breadth of this country,” he added.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Nana Appiah Acquaye