Sammy Gyamfi Insists: Nana Must Probe BOSTGATE Saga


Sammy Gyamfi, the convener for the Coalition for Social Justice, has denied ever accusing the President’s daughter Edwina Akufo-Addo of her involvement in the famous BOSTGATE Scandal, but insists that the Akufo-Addo’s government should come out to substantiate ongoing rumours implicating his daughter in the BOST scandal.

According to him, he has never gone on any radio station in the country to openly mention the name of the President’s daughter as being involved in any wrongdoing, especially with regard to the BOST Scandal, but rather reiterated ongoing rumours that suggest or implicate the President daughter, Edwina Akufo-Addo, in the BOST saga.

Ms. Edwina Akufo-Addo, in statement issued in Accra over the weekend, mentioned Sammy Gyamfi as a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress Communication team who went on an Accra-based radio station ‘Asempa Fm’ to describe her as rumoured to be deeply involved in the contaminated fuel issue involving the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited.

He is quoted as having said on radio last Friday ‘I am hearing rumours that one of Akufo-Addo’s daughter Edwina is deeply involved in the matter so is it the reason why he is silent? This BOST issue can’t be swept under the carpet, looking at its gargantuan nature.”

But speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr. Gyamfi said his comments were mere questions based on the rumours going around and it was meant to solicit answers as to why President Akufo-Addo has over this long period of time been silent over the development at BOST.

“The question I asked, to be its legitimate and trust me I will continue to ask these same questions again and again till I get the needed answers to it or get the President to come out publicly to condemn the damning corruption that is currently going on at BOST and also terminate the appointment of BOST Managing Director, Alfred Obeng Boateng,” he added.

The CSJ Convener said the silence on the part of the President is worrying, especially when the various institutions of state that are supposed to deal drastically with perpetrators of corrupt practices in government are not doing their job well.

“The issue concerning the corruption at BOST is not just a small issue but a very huge one, of course, that needs serious attention not only from the Ministry of Energy, National Petroleum Authority, the BNI, National Security, etc but also from the presidency,” he stated.


Source: Nana Appiah Acquaye

The Republic News Online

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