The new Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, has denied claims that he had rejected his appointment as Ghana's next Auditor-General by President Mahama.
Speaking after the brief swearing-in ceremony at the Flagstaff House, Mr. Domelevo sought to shed a little light on the misunderstanding that surrounded his appointment.
“When the appointment was given me, I thought I had to go back to my previous employers. I was with the World Bank. It was not good for them to see on the news that I have been appointed so I sought permission to go back before I come in and accepted.”
Explaining his opinion on the timing of his appointment, the newly appointed Auditor-General expressed that he felt the timing was just right.
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Mr. Domelevo said he wished appointments at this stage of an administration's term were adopted in Ghana, as it better guaranteed the Auditor-General's independence.
“I don’t think there will be any problems. One of the things about the Auditor-General is his independence. And so if one administration should appoint you for you to work with another administration, it guarantees your independence better.
“I would have wished that the country can even adopt this, that, anytime there is an outgoing administration they appoint an Auditor-General so he is not under the influence of the one who appointed him and he owes no allegiance to the one who comes in. So I think we should thank God for this time.”