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NP CEO suspended….

Chief executive officer of National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP), Kenneth Mohammed

Chief executive officer of National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP), Kenneth Mohammed

Chief executive officer of National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP), Kenneth Mohammed, has been suspended.

Energy Minister, Kevin Ramnarine, Wednesday night confirmed the suspension and said he will meet with the NP board tomorrow.

Mohammed was appointed on March 1, 2012, and his contract is for three years.

Reports indicate that the NP board, which is chaired by businessman Neil Gosine, decided at a meeting yesterday to suspend Mohammed.

NP has come under scrutiny recently in the award of gas station contracts for new retailers and was investigating bribery allegations in connection with them.

Following this investigation, the State Company received a report  which identifies a relationship with an NP official and a specific retailer who was granted a lucrative gas station location in June.

The company did not state how long Mohammed has been suspended for, only stating that he had not been terminated.

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