Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo today 3rd March 2020 resumed work as scheduled despite age and nationality concerns being raised by the Audit Service Board.
Atinka News’ Senior Reporter Abubakar Sarpong who was stationed at the Auditor-General’s office in Accra reported that the Domelevo showed up at the office of the Audit Service Headquarters in Accra at 8:20am despite the misunderstanding with the Audit Service Board.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo asked the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, to take his accumulated leave of 123 days.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, mentioned that the leave was effective 1st July 2020.
According to the statement, the decision by the President is in line with sections 20 (1) and 31 of labour act 2003 (Act 651), which apply to all workers including public office holders such as the Auditor general.
Responding to the directive, Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, stated that although he has started his leave as directed, the portion of the directive that demanded that he handed over all matters relating to the office to Jonson Akuamoah has serious implications for the constitutional independence of the office of the auditor General.
The Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo resumed work today, Wednesday, March 3.
Prior to his arrival, the Audit Board, in a letter addressed to the President said Mr. Domelevo had reached retirement age.
The board said it had evidence that Domelevo had changed his date of birth on the records of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) from June 1, 1960 to June 1, 1961.
Although Domelevo declined to comment on the ongoing misunderstanding between the board with the media who had gathered to report if he had resumed work , he expressed his gratitude to the media for showing concern and coming to find out if he had indeed reported to work.
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