The Former Auditor General of Ghana, Mr. Daniel Domelevo has been asked to prepare an extensive handing over note by the Audit Service Board.
The letter from the board to him dated 16th March referenced the order from the President, Nana Addo, and directed for the handing over note to be submitted to the acting auditor general Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu.
Responding to the letter, Mr. Domelevo indicated that, the request by the audit board was contrary to common sense.
He gave five reasons why in his view the request was utterly ridiculous.
According to the Former Auditor General, the president’s letter instructing him to proceed on leave and hand over all matters relating to the office of the Auditor-General to Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu who has been in charge since July 2020.
The said letter also asked him to proceed on leave from July 1st, 2020 which was against the Labour Act. He furthered that the Labour law requires that 30 days notice needs to be given ahead of the day for commencing leave.
He said the short notice compelled him to prepare a handing over note which was given to the Acting Auditor General (AG) on 30th June 2020.
The current AG has been at post since July 1st, and he did not hand over to him upon his return on 3rd March with an excuse that a handing over note from him, Mr Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu was not ready.
On the evening of 3rd March 2021, he received a letter from the President asking him to retire. He called on the Audit board to instruct the Acting AG to hand over to him so that he can take the necessary steps.