Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:14 pm
A witness of the Attorney General, Dr. Yaw Adu-Ampomah beat a hasty retreat in court as he conceded to the fact that COCOBOD never advertised to solicit bids from the public in the purchase of fertilizers.
His current position is in sharp contrast with his long-held evidence that COCOBOD engages in competitive bidding throughout his testimony against former COCOBOD Chief Executive, Dr. Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo.
Dr. Adu-Ampomah who is currently an advisor to the agric minister on cocoa affairs had in his evidence-in-chief, told the court that the procurement practice at COCOBOD had always been through competitive tender, slamming claims by counsel for the accused that sole-sourcing was rather the normal practice.
But later under cross-examination, the third prosecution witness crumbled on his no-sole-source evidence after counsel for Dr. Opuni, Samuel Cudjoe bombarded him with several documents exposing the witness of personally participating in procurement processes at COCOBOD through sole-sourcing even before and after the tenure of the first accused.