Let acting AG hand over to me; then I hand over to you - Domelevo tells Audit Service Board

Let acting AG hand over to me; then I hand over to you - Domelevo tells Audit Service Board

- 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.”

Let acting AG hand over to me; then I hand over to you - Domelevo tells Audit Service Board
Let acting AG hand over to me; then I hand over to you - Domelevo tells Audit Service Board
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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.

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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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