- The board chairman of the Audit Service, Prof. Edward Dua Agyeman has described the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, as an attention seeker
- Prof. Dua Agyeman has also justified why the office of the Auditor-General was locked
- He opined that the locks were changed for security reasons
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The Chair of the Audit Service Board, Prof Edward Dua Agyeman, has said the institution is “fed up” with the penchant of on-leave Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo to “always” run to the media with issues.
“What’s this with Mr. Domelevo always running to the media; is he a baby?” he asked in an interview with Francis Abban on Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 concerning the change of locks to the office of the Auditor-General following the President’s directive to him to proceed on his 167-day accumulated leave.
“We are fed up with Domelevo always going to the media,” Prof Dua Agyeman fumed, adding: “He can go wherever he wants to”.
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Explaining the reasoning behind the change of the locks, Prof Dua Agyeman said: “When Mr Domelevo left on the 1st of July, the Board felt there was the need to secure his office, so, the locks were changed and the keys were left where they belong”.
Meanwhile, AFROSAI-E, which is a regional organisation of Auditors-General from 26 English-speaking supreme audit institutions (SAIs), has written to President Nana Akufo-Addo to consider the adverse impact his forced leave directive to Ghana’s Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo risks having on good governance.
Also, anti-corruption campaigner Vitus Azeem says the decision by the Audit Service Board to change the locks to the office of the Auditor-General is unfortunate.
“It’s a bad perception. Coming from a president who said he was going to fight corruption and was tagged incorruptible by his people but unfortunately, personal interest supersedes national interest. But the way and manner Mr. Domelevo was asked to proceed on leave showed they want him out of the way and they are having a field day. For them to change locks to Mr. Domelevo’s office is very unfortunate. I don’t think it’s the best approach and it’s a dent on the image of the A-G’s office,” he told the same network.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has come under fire for suggesting there are some Ghanaians who are eager to see Ghana’s COVID-19 situation worsen.
Gabby, who is the nephew of President Akufo-Addo, is a former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) kingpin said there are some people who want the COVID-19 deaths and infections to increase.
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