-The Center says the Board’s latest treatment of the Attorney General is unacceptable
- 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
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The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana has described as “quite unfortunate” the unending fight between the Audit Service Board and Daniel Domelevo, the Auditor General.
The embattled anti-corruption crusader returned to work on Wednesday, March 3, after 167 days of mandatory leave to a challenge to his nationality and retirement age.
The Audit Service Board alleged that Domelevo’s records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) indicated that he is a Togolese and was born on June 1, 1960, when he joined the scheme on October 1, 1978.
Domelevo, however, changed his details 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.
“I think that what has occurred is ridiculous and consistent with the kind of shenanigans we have seen from the Audit Service Board in respect of Mr. Domelevo’s tenure,” the CDD’s Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement Dr. Kojo Asante bemoaned.
He stated 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.”
In other news on YEN.com.gh, legal luminary and former Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Tsatsu Tsikata, said former President Kufuor was determined by “hook or crook” to jail him during his administration.
The Accra Fast Track High Court in June 2008 sentenced the former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Chief Executive, to fives imprisonment for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.
He was charged with three counts of wilfully causing financial loss of GHS230,000 (2.3 billion old Ghana cedis) to the State through a loan he guaranteed for Valley Farms, a private company, on behalf of GNPC and another count of misapplying public property.
“I could see by the beginning of 2001, the determination, by hook or crook to find something against me. That is what led to all these interesting cases against me,” he stated on KSM Show on Pan African TV.
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