At a time when the country is dealing with a serious economic crisis, prominent Ghanaian broadcaster Bridget Ooto has raised crucial questions concerning the use of state resources for non-essential things.
Otoo has explicitly questioned how Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company Limited (BOST) was able to use state funds to purchase iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphones for a select group of staff employees, especially in light of the continued economic challenges the nation is currently experiencing.
The broadcaster raged that some institutions are plundering the nation at the direction of the people, even though the country cannot afford to pay the interest on its external debts or satisfy other financial responsibilities.
This nation needs to undergo reform. purchasing iPhones for the BOST board and gold watches for the BOG personnel. A country in crisis shouldn’t be doing things, let alone one that is unable to pay the interest on its obligations abroad. Bridget Otoo snapped.
The well-known media figure expressed her worries when Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited Company (BOST) responded to claims that it spent more than GHC 28 million on 18 iPhone 13 Pro Max phones for select personnel, according to 3news.com, which has been followed by 1Family radio.
BOST admitted the iPone purchases for its corporate officials in May of the prior year in a statement in response to the reports.
However, the declaration made public on September 30, 2023, said that the total cost of the phones was GHS 234,000.00, gross. Taxable at GHS285,412.16.
The team needed the equipment to keep connected to the company’s management information and business intelligence platforms in order to make decisions quickly. According to the statement, the results to date confirm the effectiveness of the systems put in place, which include access points for important team members to obtain processed information for effective decision-making.