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The Tema Oil Refinery has interdicted some staff members for their roles in causing financial loss to the company.

The said unnamed staff members are said to be involved in activities resulting in product storage and transfer losses.

The incidents include the disappearance of 105, 927 litres of gas oil on 4th September, 2021, which belongs to a BDC client.

The wrongful loading of 252,000 litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) instead of regular Kerosene into BRV Trucks at the loading gantry between 21st and 25th September, 2021.

As well as the disappearance of 18 drums of electrical cables worth GHS 10.4 million from the Technical Storehouse of TOR discovered in April 2021 among others.

A statement signed by the Interim Management of the Company said the rots were uncovered following investigations aimed at eradicating product losses at TOR to the barest minimum.

“Consequently, a number of staff members who hold various positions of responsibility with respect to the transfer of products have been queried and interdicted, pending the outcome of investigations,” the statement said.

“While the investigations are ongoing, we urge all staff to remain calm and be rest assured that the investigations are being conducted in accordance with due process of the law. Anyone cleared in the process will be recalled from interdiction while any form of liability will be dealt with in accordance with the law” it addded.

Attached is the press statement containing the list of product losses at TOR that triggered management’s action.


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