Gabby slams Audit Service Board for questioning Domelevo’s nationality

Gabby slams Audit Service Board for questioning Domelevo’s nationality

- Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has described as unacceptable the challenge to Daniel Domelovo’s nationality

- 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

- When he was due to be in his office today, March 3, 2021, to fully resume work, the Audit Service Board said he is not a Ghanaian.

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A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has lashed out at the Audit Service Board for questioning the nationality of the embattled Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo.

The Board challenged Domelevo’s nationality and date of birth, deepening the woes of the admired anti-corruption crusader.

Gabby slams Audit Service Board for questioning Domelevo’s nationality
Gabby slams Audit Service Board for questioning Domelevo’s nationality...Photo credit: @bright_aweh
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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.

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

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

His father Augustine Domelevo is also said to have migrated from Togo to the then Gold Coast.

Commenting on the development, Otchere-Darko who is the nephew to President Nana Akufo-Addo, found the actions of the Board unnecessary.

He said in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh that: “After 60 years, to now question the citizenship of a man born here and known to have no other passport but Ghanaian is not kosher.”

He urged the Board to redirect their focus on the incoherence with Domelovo’s age “if indeed the man himself wrote on SSNIT forms he was born in 1960.”

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Meanwhile, Ghanaians have been reacting to the controversy and YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below.

@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.

@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

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@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.

@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 counsellors. Amen.

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