The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited, BOST is sensitive to its role as a corporate citizen. Among other things, the company devotes time and resources towards making lives better for people living in communities where BOST operations are located.
The Managing Director of BOST, Mr. Edwin Provencal and a team from the head office made up of Marlick Adjei, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nicholas Samari, Head of Assets and infrastructure and Eric Kuampah, Head of Operations at the Savelugu Booster Station in the months of June and November 2020 visited a total of 40 communities along the Buipe Bolgatanga Pipeline in the light of this key function of stakeholder engagement. The communities visited include:
- Kampong Yilli
- Zanzugu Yipala
- Posonamogo and
Among other things, the team donated nose masks, veronica buckets and hand sanitizers to the chiefs and their people to protect them from the deadly COVID-19 disease. Undisclosed sums of money and hampers of assorted drinks were also donated to the chiefs as a token for their continuous support to the company by educating their people to stay away from the pipelines and ensure the asset and the lives of the people are mutually protected.
In his comments across the communities, Mr. Provencal urged the Chiefs and the people to take advantage of the Free Senior High School the government has introduced to ensure that poverty is defeated in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the world. He further stressed that, even though the impact of COVID-19 is less in the northern regions, there is every need for the people to observe the protocols to ensure their health and safety to contribute effectively to the progress of the nation.
The Buipe-Bolgatanga Petroleum Product Pipeline, B2P3 is a 269 kilometer product pipeline completed in 2006 for the transfer of products between the Buipe and Bolgatanga depots to meet product demand in the northern regions and for the export market to our landlocked neighbors in the Sahel region.
Below are images of the BOST team interacting with the chiefs and people of the communities visited during the engagements
BOST Staff led by its MD, Mr. Edwin Provencal (in smock) interacting with the Chief of Buipe in the Savannah Region
Some items donated to the people included some quantities of nose masks and hand sanitizers.