- Daniel Domelevo says the request that he prepares a handing over note is ridiculous
- He said he had already handed over to the acting AG
- Akufo-Addo ordered him to go on retirement after his retirement age came under scrutiny
The fight between the former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, and the Audit Service Board continues unabated.
Domelevo labeled a directive from the Board requesting him to prepare a handing over note as “preposterous.”
Responding to the directive by the Board Chairman, Prof Edward Dua Agyeman in a letter dated March 17, the former Auditor-General said the request for a handing over note “is preposterous to me because I have been out of the office for more than eight (8) months.”
He said paragraph 2 of the letter from the Office of the President dated 29th June 2020 requested that he “hand over all matters relating to the Office of the Auditor-General to Mr. Johnson Akuamuah Asiedu,” who had been in charge since July 1, 2020.
He said if the Board chairman insists on handing over note, he should direct “the Acting Auditor-General to hand over to me and I will thereafter handover to him.”
President Akufo-Addo forced the former Auditor-General into early retirement following a challenge to his nationality and retirement age by the Audit Service Board.
According to the Board, the revered anti-corruption crusader cannot resume work because he is not a Ghanaian and that he had also allegedly falsified his date of birth.
Domelevo, the Board said 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.
In the letter dated March 3, 2021, Akufo-Addo said he believed that Domelevo is retired hence cannot remain in office.
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Source: Yen Newspaper