Auditor General Domelovo speaks after Akufo-Addo sends him on 'by-force' retirement

Auditor General Domelovo speaks after Akufo-Addo sends him on 'by-force' retirement

- Daniel Domelevo has for the first time made a public comment since the directive was issued

- He took the words from the Methodist Hymn Book (MHB) 10 titled, Now Thank Thee Our God to share his thoughts

- The post came few moments after the letter from the president indicating his retirement popped up on the internet

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo requested that the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo ended his service to the Audit Service.

In a letter signed by Akufo-Addo's secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo, Akufo-Addo mentioned that the Auditor-General's due date for retirement was June 1, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo however, thanked him for his service and wished Domelevo well in his future endeavors.

The letter dated March 3, 2021, noted that Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu who was Domelevo's deputy should continue to act until a substantive appointment is made.

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Auditor General Domelevo speaks after Akufo-Addo sends him on 'by-force' retirement
Auditor General Domelrvo speaks after Akufo-Addo sends him on 'by-force' retirement Photo credit: Daniel Domelevo and Akufo-Addo
Source: Facebook

In reaction to the president's letter, the former Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo has for the first time made a public comment since the directive was issued.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, he took the words from the Methodist Hymn Book (MHB) 10 titled, Now Thank Thee Our God to share his thoughts.

The post came few moments after the letter from the president indicating his retirement popped up on the internet.

If the lyrics of the popular methodist hymn are anything to go by, the former Auditor-General seems satisfied by his works during his tenure as the institution’s top official.

Earlier, Daniel Domelovo was instructed by President Akufo-Addo to proceed on an accumulated leave of 123 days.

The leave was further extended by an additional 44 days making it a total of 167 days.

The directive from the president according to Domelevo, was unconstitutional.

Domelovo, therefore, asked President Akufo-Addo to reconsider the directive regarding his leave.

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His request was however not granted and he proceeded to take the leave after which he resumed work at his office on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

In other news, 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.

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