Domelevo is not a Ghanaian; lied about his age - Audit Service Board

Domelevo is not a Ghanaian; lied about his age - Audit Service Board

- President Akufo-Addo asked Domelevo to proceed on an accumulated leave of 123 days

- He proceeded to take the leave after failed attempts to get the president to rescind his decision

- He would be in his office today, March 3, 2021, to fully resume work amid challenges to his nationality

OUR MANIFESTO: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in

Daniel Yao Domelevo’s woes as the Auditor General are far from over after the Audit Service Board challenged his nationality and retirement age.

According to the Board, the revered anti-corruption crusader cannot resume work because he is not a Ghanaian and is alleged to have falsified his date of birth.

Domelevo is not a Ghanaian; lied about his age - Audit Service Board
Photo credit: @bright_aweh
Source: Twitter

Domelevo, the Board said is a Togolese and was born in 1960, and as a result, he was due for retirement on June 1, 2020.

Those details were, however, changed by Domelevo on October 25, 1992, when he completed and signed a SSNIT Change of Beneficiary Nomination form.

Read also

Akufo-Addo's credibility in fighting corruption in tatters - Afrobarometer’s Gyima-Boadi

He stated during that change that he is Ghanaian and that his place and date of birth was Accra June 1, 1961.

In his response, Domelevo said his grandfather was a native of Ada in the Greater Accra Region who migrated to Togo and stayed at Agbatofe.

His father Augustine Domelevo then migrated from Togo to the then Gold Coast.

On his date of birth, he said he noticed the anomaly when he checked his information in the baptismal register of the Catholic Church in Adeemmra.

The Board however upheld that the Auditor General’s explanations were incoherent and irrelevant, adding that Domelevo was due for compulsory retirement on June 1, 2020.

Ghanaians have been reacting to the development as he was in his office by 8 am today to fully resume work from his long compulsory leave.

@bright_aweh said:

Flag of Ghana My respect for Mr. Domelevo will be greater if it comes out that indeed he is a Togolese. At least we have a foreigner who wants to protect Ghana's money than our own Ghana men.

Read also

Fighting corruption is not done alone or done in silence - Domelevo

@hughes_onair said:

Dear Prof Dua Agyemang, if Domelevo retired in June, yet, you impressed on the President to force him to go on leave in July and you paid him all through for no work done, shouldn't you and your board be held for causing financial loss to the state? Whew!

@thePOE_T said:

So the auditor - general, Daniel Domelevo has been given free citizenship to another country only because he’s coming back from leave? Hmm! Be careful when you are requesting for leave, you may come back as Puerto Rican Man shrugging

@MrDDMartins said:

The Audit Service Board Chair, Prof. Dua Agyeman was close to 71 yrs when he retired as Auditor General in May 2010.
Domelevo is close to 60 yrs to retire and Dua Agyeman is fighting him to retire.
Dua-Agyeman is now 81 yrs.

Gre @jagyenim said:

Do not look on unconcerned while the Akufo-Addo government hounds and persecutes Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo for his fight against corrupt top govt officials. Silence helps the oppressor. Speak up! Let your voice be heard! Mr Domelevo must be celebrated, not persecuted! ed, hatred and Envy doesn't know old age.

Read also

Akufo-Addo encouraged me to accept Mahama's offer to be Auditor General – Domelevo reveals

@senyohosi said:

The excessive hunt for Domelevo is nauseating. What theft are people bent on escaping with that inspires this unending hunt?
The optics are terrible for Government. I pray the President in this last term is blessed with honest, good-hearted, and wise counselors. Amen.

Enjoy reading our stories?

Join YEN.com.gh's Telegram channel!

Never miss important updates Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news.

Source: Yen

Online view pixel