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18.03.2009 General News

Mbir Shakes Premix Fuel Distributors

By David Alan Painstil Cape Coast - Ghanaian Chronicle

The anti-Premix Corruption campaigner, Kojo Mbir, has been appointed interim auditor of the programme for six weeks and he is already causing ripples among the premix fuel distributors.

Kojo Mbir was appointed by the Energy Minister, Dr. Oteng Agyei, to audit all the premix outlets in the country. He has been given six weeks to complete the exercise. According to Mbir, he has finished work in the Western Region and he is currently in the Central Region.

Mbir was once a national premix coordinator and he wrote a book concerning corrupt practices that went on during his time and gained national attention as he mounted a national campaign against premix corruption.

News gathered by the Central File indicates that some corrupt distributors fled when they heard that the audit team led by Mbir was looking for them to assist with the auditing process.

Mbir confirmed that he had been given such an important national assignment by the Energy Minister in order to streamline the premix fuel distribution in the country.

The premix fuel issue became a campaign issue for Prof. John Evans Atta Mills in the 2008 campaign period, and it worked when the then ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost most of its coastal seats and votes to the then opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).