Tight security for new BOST pipelines – MD
Mr Kingsley Awuah Darko, the Managing Director, Bulk Oil storage and Transport (BOST), has said the company would ensure tight security along the new BOST pipelines which would be laid from Akosombo to the Accra Plains to avoid stealing or siphoning of fuel.
He said as part of security measures, the new pipelines would be fitted with fibre optic surveillance, alarms, motion sensors, rapid response surveillance, among others, to ensure people do not siphon fuel from the pipelines.
He said the old Akosombo-Accra pipeline, which had been dormant for eight years due to constant siphoning of fuel from it, would also be repaired and become operational.
Mr Awuah Darko said this in Kumasi during an inspection of BOST facilities and installations in Kumasi and also to ascertain the performance of TSL Logistics, after a year of management of BOST facilities.
He was accompanied on the tour by Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, the Minister of Petroleum and Mr Kakra Essamuah, the Board Chairman of BOST, officials of BOST and the Ministry of Petroleum.
He said a new pipeline being laid by BOST at Pumpuni in the Western Region would be ready by June 2016, to consolidate the gains of BOST to meet the expectations of its stakeholders and the good people of Ghana.
He said BOST was also working on rejuvenating its pipelines at Bolga in the Upper East region to serve those from the Sahalian region such as Mali, Burkina Faso and others.
Mr Armah –Kofi Buah, urged the staff at the depot to work hard as the future of the depot was in their hands.
He warned the workers against thievery, adding that, anyone who had cheated or stolen from the company would one day be exposed and would pay for it.
He said BOST was working very hard to change the system whereby state institutions, which are supposed to make profit for Government, would rather go back to Government to borrow because they are running at a lose.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of work done by TSL Logistics, who are partly the managers of BOST depots, as they had helped to improve on the safety, security, health and standards.