Accra, April 3, GNA – The Unionised Staff of
Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited have applauded Mr
George Mensah Okley, the Managing Director, for his good leadership and sense
of purpose in the running of the company.
“Mr Okley is one of the most hardworking,
result-driven and fair-minded Managing Director to have come to BOST and we the
Unionized Staff are fully behind him.
“It takes a rare breed of individual in Ghana
to decide to work with people based on their competence and integrity; and not
on one’s political affiliation,” the Union said in a statement copied to the
Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday.
It was signed jointly by Mr Abdul Rahman,
Senior Staff Chairman; Mr Ekow Sey, Senior Staff Secretary; Mr Louis Doe Anku,
Local Union Chairman; and Mr Peter Akoma Agyarko, Local Union Secretary.
The vote of confidence by the Union comes amid
accusations of wrongdoing against the BOST management and the MD by some people.
The statement said “any right-thinking person
who has the corporate interest of BOST at heart should applaud Mr. Okley’s
exemplary leadership and not to condemn him”.
“We, Unionised Staff of BOST categorically
distance ourselves from the obvious political orchestrated petitions and
statements and also urge Ghanaians to equally treat same with the contempt it
“We believe his achievements deserve mention
rather than this desperate attempt by these faceless individuals to tarnish his
They gave the MD high marks for securing
funding and technical partners to upgrade BOST depots and for restoring
integrity to operations at all BOST depots.
Added to these, has been the fostering of a
better and clearer relationship with the Bulk Distribution Companies (BDCs), something
that has given the company a competitive edge.
It said the MD was also leading BOST in
negotiations to purchase a Depot in the Western Region with a Ghanaian Bank to establish
some presence in that part of the country.
“We are also planning on building a Liquified
Petroleum Gas (LPG) network to support the delivery of government’s cylinder
“The MD has successfully renegotiated and is
at the stage of shipping into the country pipelines to refurbish the existing
degraded pipeline between Accra plains depot and our transit depot in Akosombo.
“The contract has been awarded and the project
will start within the next couple of weeks. This is a milestone in the history
of the company because these pipelines were locked up in Houston, USA for the
past ten years and no previous BOST MD was able to do what he has done within
his short stay in office”.
The statement noted that under the current MD’s
watch, BOST was forging strong alliances and building confidence of the banking
and investment community.
“The good news is that we are well on course
to achieve this milestone as well with excellent financial practices and
compliance with regulations.”
It called for the government, workers and the
general public to ignore what it labelled as the “rumour mongers” and give the
hardworking MD the peace of mind to perform.
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