At least five top positions at the National Oil Refinery Sonara are vacant following a mass arrest of officials at the corporation recently.
At least five directors of the refinery have been in detention weeks after the fire incident that ravaged part of the production unit.
As a measure to cover up with these vacancies, the General Manager of Sonara on Thursday June 27 appointed the corporation’s Technical Adviser Dikoume Albert Leonard as interim director of Finance and Accounting to sit in for Veronique Nkengne who was arrested on June 20.
The other directors arrested are Derrick Takere, Head of extension and modernisation project of Sonara, Director of maintenance, Alain Lonla, and Director of Quality, hygiene, security, environment and inspection Mohaman Nayelwa. Official charges have not yet been brought against them as investigations continue.