Deputy National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Biney has blamed the ruling New Patriotic Party for the missing litres of oil and cables at the Tema Oil Refinery.
According to him, the scandal at TOR is an organised crime that went through a process.
“The NPP government is supervising thievery at TOR. 105,927 litres of gas oil is not cigarette for you to steal just a stick. There is a whole process that you have to go through before you can load products out of TOR. Is that reason why the CEO was sacked before his tenure ended. Assuming I snatch your phone and you cause the arrest of other people who were present when the incident happened, what would you say?
“We can’t sit down and watch people steal things and talk about it for a while and move on. They must be punished but the buck stops somewhere. TOR has been effective before. Under Awuah Darko, TOR declared profits, so what happened? Is interdiction all they could do? All the processes leading to the final delivery indicate that there are others involved. Before you can go to another country to load a product, what processes do you go through?
“It’s a complete supervision of thievery. This is incomprehensible. Are there not security men there? Don’t they have department heads and CEOs? Putting out names does not mean that the problem has been solved. They blamed NDC government for every corruption activity so today who should we blame? We should blame the government. It’s an organized crime from the top to down”, he said.