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Domelevo was not sacked as Auditor-General – Akufo-Addo

President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has restated unequivocally that the immediate past Auditor-General, Mr. Daniel Domelevo, was not sacked from office.

He said Mr. Domelevo was forced to leave office after attaining the national retirement age thus 60 years.

“There’s a time for retiring which is prescribed by statue not my making. If you are 60 years old you’re suppose no longer to be able to work in the public service,” President Akufo-Addo told CNN in an interview Monday.

According to Akufo-Addo, “the Auditor-General, like me… should be some of the first [persons] to recognize the laws in our country.”

Background

President Akufo-Addo directed Daniel Domelevo to proceed on retirement 16 hours after he returned from his 167-day accumulated leave on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

The directive, according to a statement signed by Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, stems from an indication by the Audit Service Board that Mr. Daniel Domelevo has exceeded the eligible age to remain in the workforce.

“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June 1960 and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June 2020.”

The move was greeted with criticisms from opinion leaders, pressure groups, civil society organisation among others.

They asserted that Mr. Domelevo hounded our of office for exposing corruption in the President Akufo-Addo regime.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Oruginalfmonline.com | Ghana

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