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Opuni Trial: GSA test results accepted worldwide, more accurate than Cocoa Research labs – GSA Head of Material Science testifies

June 18, 2024
Dr. Stephen Opuni
Dr. Stephen Opuni

Mrs Genevieve Ofosuhemaa Mantey, Head of Material Science Department of the (GSA), says the Authority's laboratories are accelerated, hence its results are accepted worldwide. 

She said because their laboratories were accelerated it had a better rating than that of the of Ghana (CRIG).  

Mrs Mantey, a subpoenaed witness for Mr Seidu Agongo, was answering questions in a cross-examination in the trial, involving Dr , a former Chief Executive of , led by Mr Samuel Codjoe, counsel for Dr Opuni. 

Dr Opuni and Mr Agongo are facing 27 charges, including defrauding by false pretences, willfully causing financial loss to the State, money laundering, and by a public officer in contravention of the Public Procurement Act. 

They have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and are on a GH¢300,000.00 self-recognizance bail each. 

The witness agreed that it was because of the high acceptability rate of their laboratory results that submitted lithovit for testing.

She confirmed that the Drug, Cosmetic and Forensic laboratory was not responsible for fertilizer testing.

Mrs Mantey said she was not sure the Drug, Cosmetic and Forensic laboratory was informed about the testing of lithovit fertiliser.

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