The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has extended the accumulated leave days of the Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, to 167 days from the initial123.
This was indicated in the response from the Office of the President to a request from the Auditor-General for a reconsideration of the directive for him to proceed on accumulated annual leave.
In the letter, which was signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, it was indicated that the 123 days were in respect of the period 2017 to 2019.
However, they were including his leave period for 2020, increasing to the 167.
The Auditor-General was also told that he lacked a legal understanding of the entitlement of his office.
Ultimately, Mr. Domelevo’s request that the President’s directive that he proceeds on leave be reconsidered was denied.
“First of all, for the avoidance of any doubt, your accumulated annual leave of 123 working days, which you were directed to take with effect from Wednesday 1st July, 2020, was in respect of the period 2017 to 2019, which you had worked without any annual leave for the year 2020. If, however, you decided to include your annual leave for the year 2020, then, it is expected that you resume work after a well-deserved leave of 167 working days, with effect from 1st July…Accordingly, the directive of the President stands, as amended above to 167 working days, with effect from 1st July, 2020,” parts of the letter reads.