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The Tema Oil Refinery, on 5th October 2021 issued a press statement concerning product losses in their organization. According to their press release, the Interim Management Committee (IMC), as part of their mandate launched an investigation into product storage and transfer losses.
The outcome of the investigation conducted by the IMC concerning the incidents of product storage and transfer losses included the disappearance of 105, 927 liters of Gas oil on 4th September 2021, which belongs to a BDC client,Wrongful loading of 252,000 of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) instead of regular kerosene into BRV Trucks at the loading gantry between 21st and 25thSeptember.
Also, the investigation unveiled the disappearance of 18 drums of electrical cables worth GHC 10.4 million from the Technical Storehouse of TOR discovered in April 2021, the disappearance of LPG belonging to a client between 2012 and 2015, as a result of which TOR became indebted to the client to the tune of USD 4.8million as confirmed by Ernst and Young audit and the Loss of Naphtha to a BDC client.
Investigations into these corrupt dealings have left some staff of TOR interdicted pending the outcome of the investigations. Staff members who are found guilty will be dealt with per the law while those found innocent will be recalled to their positions.
As stated in the press release, ‘While investigations are ongoing, we urge all staff to remain calm and be rest assured that the investigations are being conducted with due process of law. Anyone cleared in the process will be recalled from interdiction while any form of liability will be dealt with by the law.’