Former Member of Parliament(MP) for Obuasi East, Edward Ennin, has expressed worry over the state of the Tema Oil Refinery(TOR) and the continuous waste of money on its board members and staff.
He asserts that all Tema Oil Refinery needs to revamp and operate is $5 million, but for some people’s parochial interest, the refinery has failed to be operational all these years.
“All these years, salaries have been paid to CEOs of TOR running into millions of cedis, but the refinery has never worked. They know that TOR needs just $5 million and will be operational if they are truthful. However, some selfish people, because of their interests, have decided to work against the revival of TOR,” he said.
He believes that until a patriotic citizen is appointed to lead TOR, it will continue to rot while some selfish individuals benefit from it being defunct.
He continued, “I am not friends with the current Energy Minister but this time around I like what I’m hearing. I am told he is not agreeing to some shady deals and because of that, they want to take him from the position”.