Asentehene speaks to petroleum sector chiefs
Otumfuo asked the MD to be guided by recent events in the company that led to the dismissal of his predecessor and deal with the issues for a positive impact.
He encouraged Mr Okley to be disciplined and also seek the support of all stakeholders and players in the industry to ensure a successful management and growth of the company.
Mr Okley took over the mantle of leadership at BOST from Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng about a month ago. He was accompanied by some board members and management staff of BOST.
Mr Okley used the opportunity to outline his vision and goals for the company, saying he would change the face of BOST and make it one of the preferred oil storage companies in the country.
He also disclosed his intention of setting up a world-class trading department that would aim at expanding the company’s trading frontiers into the neighbouring countries.
Mr Okley said he would cooperate with key players in the midstream oil industry to ensure the security of fuel supply.
He added that he would construct a new office complex that would befit the status of BOST as a leading player in the petroleum industry.
The Asantehene also charged the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to liaise with other state agencies to deal with unauthorised siting of fuel stations, especially, in waterways.
“When issuing licenses, did you do due diligence? Are you ensuring fuel stations are cited in the right places? Please coordinate with district assemblies, waste management and other agencies to address these issues. It should be multi-faceted,” he told the NPA boss Hassan Tampuli and the board of the Authority who visited the King at the Menhyia Palace.
Residents of Anloga Junction and Daban have particularly blamed perennial floods on building fuel stations on waterways.