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A prosecution witness has told the Accra High Court that he was unaware of any scientific report recommending the use of the fertiliser which is at the centre of the alleged GH¢271.3 million fertiliser scandal for which a former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, and a businessman, Seidu Agongo, are standing trial.

This year’s Global Handwashing Day was marked in the country with a directive to all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to take urgent steps to improve the sanitation situations in markets to prevent food poisoning.

The Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC) may refer issues concerning the whereabouts of GH¢403.74 million, being an unspent portion of the 2017 Annual Budget Funding Account (ABFA), to state investigative bodies, if the Ministry of Finance fails to give response to its queries about the fund.

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