The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has contested President Akufo-Addo’s decision for him to proceed on leave, saying the move has ‘serious’ repercussions on the Office of the Auditor-General.
He stated that the directive to hand over all matters relating to the Office to Mr Johnson Akuamoah will only strangle the ‘constitutional independence’ of Office.
According to Mr Domelevo, he can not be forced to proceed on leave because that is unconstitutional, thus, the President should review his position.
“The directive that I proceed on leave and hand “over all matters relating to the Office to Mr. Johnson Akuamoah” with all due respect has serious implications for the constitutional independence of the Office of the Auditor-General,” part of his statement dated July 3, 2020 read.
Based on Sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (651), President Akufo-Addo directed Mr Daniel Domelevo to proceed on his accumulated annual leave of 123 working days, effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com